Tredwell Added To England Test Squad As Spin Cover

Tredwell Added To England Test Squad As Spin Cover
Tredwell Added To England Test Squad As Spin Cover
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Kent off-spinner James Tredwell has been added to England's squad ahead of the third Test against India in Kolkata as cover for Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar.

With both Swann and Panesar playing a key role in England's 10-wicket win in Mumbai, Tredwell will join up with the squad having been with the Performance Squad, which is also touring India.

His inclusion offers England more spin options and experienced cover should either of the frontline spinners pick up an injury.

England are 5/2 to win the third Test with bet365, who make India 5/4 favourites and the draw 19/10.

"Tredwell has performed really well for us," England Team Director Andy Flower told the ECB's website ( "He can make a real impact as a spin bowler. He is arriving in Kolkata on December 1 as cover.

"We have some spinners with the Performance Programme. But Tredwell is a senior spinner and will stay with us for the Tests."

Tredwell, 30, took six wickets on his only Test appearance date, in Bangladesh in March 2010.

The four-match Test series is level at 1-1, England bouncing back strongly from a nine-wicket defeat in the opening Test in Ahmedabad.

England's Test squad had already been added to twice since initially being announced in October, with Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Meaker bolstering the line-up.

England Test squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Stuart Meaker, Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan, Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior (wicket-keeper), Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell,  Jonathan Trott

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