Tredwell wants to make most of opportunity
James Tredwell hopes England’s rotation policy, allied to his impressive displays in India, will lead to him making further international appearances after this tour.
The 30-year-old off-spinner is the leading wicket-taker in the current one-day series, which the hosts lead 2-1 with two to play, thanks to seven scalps at an average of 17.28.
With Graeme Swann rested for this leg of the India tour, Tredwell has performed admirably as the tourists’ specialist spinner.
However, both he and Swann are in the squads for next month’s three Twenty20 and one-day internationals with New Zealand during which the latter is likely to be first choice.
Given conditions in New Zealand normally dictate that teams pick one specialist spinner, Tredwell knows he may have to wait until England rest Swann again to taste senior international action.
“Who knows, there may be other opportunities around the corner, in all forms of the game,” he said, speaking on the eve of the fourth ODI at Mohali.
“For players who play all formats now, the schedule is very hectic. Not only physically but mentally.
“If people new a break of need to spend time with their families or have injury concerns, (rotation) is a sensible thing to do.”
Tredwell has two specialist spinners ahead of him on the Test set-up, with Monty Panesar established as Swann’s partner when required.
Panesar consolidated that position with 17 wickets in his three Tests versus India late last year. Swann managed 20, albeit from one game more.
“Swanny is a fine performer and Monty did really well in the Test tour. I guess they are the guys in possession in the Test arena,” added Tredwell, who made his senior England debut in March 2010.
“If I keep knocking on the door, that’s all I can do. I’m pretty close, I would hope.
“To play these few one-dayers has given me great confidence, having done so well, and that gives me great belief I can do it at all levels - whether that’s Twenty20 or Tests.
“I’ve been around the set-up a few years now, in and out, and I feel very much part of it. Hopefully I’ve shown what I can do in the last couple of games.”