Browse News

News by Competition News by Topics News by County Teams News by International Teams

Join TwelfthMan now!

Tremlett ready to take chance

Chris Tremlett is hoping to get the opportunity to showcase his talent in England's first warm-up game in Australia.

The 32-year-old is among a number of pacemen vying for a starting place in Alastair Cook's side for the opening Ashes Test on November 21 and could get the chance to stake a claim against the Western Australian Chairman's XI on Thursday.

Chris Tremlett is put through his paces during a training session ahead of England's first warm-up game on Thursday

The Surrey bowler impressed on his last trip Down Under, but is refusing to get carried away this time around.

"I am working hard. Each and every one of us is concentrating in the nets," he told reporters on Monday.

"I have experience from last time which helps, because I have bowled on these pitches and done well and maybe that is in my favour, but I am just taking each game as it comes.

"I am not thinking about the future and just focussing on playing well in the next game if I get the chance."

Tremlett trained with England on Monday, as did Kevin Pietersen who is back with the squad after being allowed to fly to South Africa for personal reasons.

"It's good to have him back and he's in good spirits. He's had a hit in the net and he's capable of taking a situation away from the opposition," Tremlett added.

England start Ashes preparations

Follow us on Twitter

Stay up to date and fully informed wherever you are by following ECB_cricket on Twitter

iPhone and Android apps

Download ECB Cricket app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia for live scores, news, videos

Follow on Facebook

Join the conversation on the official fan community of England cricket on Facebook right now!