Tremlett Added To England Squad In Place Of Harmison
Steve Harmison has been ruled out of the first test against India at Lord's, and his place in the squad has been handed to Hampshire pace bowler Chris Tremlett.
Harmison was reassessed by a member of the England medical staff at Horsham yesterday and will see a specialist tomorrow to determine whether surgery is required.
Chairman of Selectors David Graveney said: “We have taken the precaution of adding Chris Tremlett to the squad following confirmation this morning that Stephen Harmison will not be available.
“Chris performed well in the recent England Lions tour match against India and his inclusion will give us additional options when we come to decide on our starting eleven for Thursday.”
Tremlett has played six one-day internationals for England, making his debut in the summer of 2005, and was named in twelve-man squads for the first four Ashes tests of the same year. He has also been named in England's provisional Twenty20 World Cup squad.