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James Tredwell included in England Test squad for West Indies tour

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent spinner James Tredwell has been named in England's Test squad to tour West Indies next month.

The 33-year-old from Ashford, was selected this morning in the 16-man party to play three Tests in April and May 2015.

Tredwell featured in England's 2015 ICC World Cup squad but only played in the final group game against Afghanistan with the side already eliminated.

The Kent off-spinner has played 45 one-day internationals and 17 T20 internationals but his one and only Test appearance to date came against Bangladesh in March 2010, where he took match figures of 6 for 181 in the second Test at Dhaka.

Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott earns a recall after captaining England Lions this winter and there are six Yorkshire's LV= County Championship-winning players in the squad, which features uncapped Adam Lyth, Mark Wood and Adil Rashid.

National Selector James Whitaker said: "This series marks the start of a busy period of Test Match cricket for the England team and I am sure that Alastair and the players will all be keen to build on the success they enjoyed last summer against India.

"Jonathan Trott produced some outstanding performances for Warwickshire last summer scoring five centuries and also made an unbeaten double hundred during the recent successful England Lions tour. He is a player of proven international pedigree and we are delighted to welcome him back into the squad.

"Adam, Adil and Mark are all players who have performed impressively over the last 12 months and they will now have an opportunity to push for a regular place in the Test side’s starting line-up."

England squad:Alastair Cook (Essex, captain), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham),James Tredwell (Kent),Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

2015 WEST INDIES TOUR SCHEDULE

April 6-7 – 2-day warm-up, St Kitts

April 8-9 – 2-day warm-up, St Kitts

April 13-17 – 1st Test at SVRS, Antigua

April 21-25 – 2nd Test at Grenada National Stadium, Grenada

May 1-5 – 3rd Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados