England spinner Graeme Swann has been rested for the last three matches of the NatWest one-day international series against South Africa, with Kent spinner James Tredwell called up as cover.

Swannhas admitted to carrying a long-term elbow problem in his right arm and will take the next three matches off before returning for the three-game Twenty20 series.

Swann bowled Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers en route to figures of 2-50 in yesterday's defeat to the Proteas in the second ODI.

Tredwell will join the team for training at the Kia Oval tomorrow and will compete with the likes of Samit Patel, Jade Dernbach and Chris Woakes for a place in the England XI.

Tredwellhad beenpart of the Kent team taking on Leicestershire in this week'sLV= County Championship game at Grace Road, but he will now head straight to London to join the England squad ahead of the Third One Day International at The Oval on Friday.

England then take on the South Africans in the Fourth One Day International at Lord’s on Sunday, with the final game of the series taking place on Wednesday 5th September at Trent Bridge.

This will mean Tredwell misses the start of Kent’s LV= County Championship match against Derbyshire atthe St Lawrence Groundon Tuesday4th September,with Adam Rileydrafted into the squad for both the Leicestershire and Derbyshire games in his place.

Tredwell has played six One Day Internationals for England since his debut against Bangladesh in the World Cup in 2010, where he took 4 for 48.

His last ODI for England was in July against Australia at Old Trafford, in a game England won by 7 wickets with Tredwell taking 2 for 23 in his 7 overs, whilst running out Peter Forrest.