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James Tredwell reflects on his ODI debut from Bangladesh

Thursday 4th March 2010

Kent“s newest England international, James Tredwell (pictured), gives his thoughts to the website from his hotel room in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The 28 year-old spin bowler made his international debut in England“s slender two wicket win over Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Read his personal thoughts below…

I know it has probably been said many times before but making my debut for England was a dream come true for me. When I was told I was playing I felt immense pride; not only for my achievement, for the hard work that has gone in to progressing to this stage, but also for everyone who has helped me along the way to get there. I actually felt happier for my parents, who have supported me from the word go – along this journey, and I know they are extremely proud of me.

My first cap has followed an interesting 12 months having recorded my best season return for Kent, getting a late call-up to the ODI and Test squads in South Africa and then obviously Bangladesh – oh, and having slipped a small matter of getting married in between! This period has to be the happiest of my life to date.

The fact the game went right to the wire will help keep the memories even more vivid in my mind. Having bowled reasonably well, I was slightly disappointed not to have picked up a wicket. However being there at the end, with Eoin Morgan, was special. Sitting on my bat at the other end, and watching the tail end of an innings like that, was fantastic and topped off what was a special day.

As a team we are now looking to continue winning ways in the one-day series and finish it 3-0. We know it will be tough because Bangladesh are a much improved side, as everyone has seen, and particularly strong in their own backyard. Hopefully this will give us a good boost before the Tests, which will again be a different challenge.

Personally, for the rest of the tour, I am just going to continue to work really hard and keep improving myself and if I get a game or two more along the way then that will be magnificent. The experience of my debut was fantastic and the taste of international cricket is certainly one I want some more of.

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