An intimidating physical presence, Tremlett is certainly a man to be feared when he hits his straps.
The giant fast bowler has seen his career hampered by a string of injuries, but showed his worth after gaining a recall to England's team for the 2010-11 Ashes, claiming 17 wickets in three Tests after Stuart Broad was forced home with a torn abdominal muscle.
Tremlett - the son of former Hampshire seamer Tim and grandson of the late Maurice, who played three Tests for England - made his first appearance for England back in 2005 in a one-day international against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge.
His figures of 4-32 represented the second-best for England on one-day debut, behind Adam Hollioake.
Twelfth man for four of England's five Ashes Tests that summer, Tremlett was plagued by injuries in 2006 and had to wait until the following year to make his debut in the premier form of the game.
He responded with four wickets against India at Lord's, followed by match figures of 6-92 in the next match at Trent Bridge.
A one-day recall arrived as a result, but Tremlett was then forced to endure another spell on the sidelines and quickly dropped down the pecking order.
His decision to switch counties in January 2010 revitalised his career.
After moving from Hampshire to Surrey, he picked up 48 first-class wickets at an average of 20 in his first season at The Oval and was rewarded for his impressive form with a place in England's touring Ashes squad.
Tremlett's performances Down Under illustrated his undoubted ability. Gaining steepling bounce due to his height, he also kept the pressure on Australia's batsmen by maintaining impressive levels of accuracy.
He enjoyed further success against Sri Lanka in the summer of 2011, picking up 15 scalps in three Tests, but then missed the majority of the subsequent series against India due to back and hamstring injuries.
Tremlett recovered to be part of England's squad for the Tests with Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. He played in the first Test, but a recurrence of his back injury ruled him out of the rest of the winter.
That injury - and a knee problem - meant he missed most of the domestic season for Surrey.
Undeterred, he went through another lengthy rehabilitation process and, after rediscovering his form at county level, was included in England squads for the summer's Ashes.
Tremlett did not play in any of those encounters but was chosen in the party for the reverse tour Down Under immediately after, featuring in just the first Test.