Surrey fast bowler Chris Tremlett is to fly to Bangladesh to provide bowling cover for England's injury-stricken Cricket World Cup squad.
Tremlett, who himself left the recent tour of Australia early due to injury, will provide support for a squad that has been hit hard by injuries in the run up to the tournament, which begins on 19th February.
The move comes soon after the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Ravi Bopara would replace Eoin Morgan in the squad after Morgan broke a finger.
Tremlett has now fully recovered from the side strain that ended his tour of Australia, and commenting on the decision to have him travel to Bangladesh on February 12th, national selector Geoff Miller said:
“Whilst the injured bowlers in the 15-man squad are all progressing well, the selectors have decided it would be prudent to have an additional player on hand who is acclimatised in case we need to apply to the Event Technical Committee for a replacement due to injury.”
Tremlett, who took the wicket as England won the Ashes in Sydney, has played 13 One-Day Internationals for his country, taking 15 wickets.
England - 13/2 for World Cup glory with , begin their campaign against the Netherlands on 22nd February in Nagpur.
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