England call up Tredwell

England have called up James Tredwell to the ODI squad to cover for injured Graeme Swann, Tredwell joins Liam Plunkett who had already been drafted in as cover for their injury hit squad.

The selection of Tredwell dosen’t bode too well for Monty Panesar who is playing just down the road for the Highveld Lions franchise at the moment. This goes to show how far down the pecking order Monty has fallen recently, that the selectors would rather fly a bloke in than use him.

England’s injury crisis might well end up being a blessing in disguise in one way as the way Mahmood and Bresnan are bowling at the moment getting anyone in who can bowl straight must be an improvement on what we have seen so far.

I can understand trying out youth, but the accuracy and control Sidebottom can give you is being badly missed at the moment. Only the other day on TMS, Geoff Boycott was commenting on how wide of the crease Bresnan bowls and was insisting that the Yorkshire coaches have told him to get closer to the stumps but that he seems incapable of doing this.

Begs the question why England brought him, surely they must liase with county coaches and could have already found this out.