After being included in England’s squad for the summer Chris Tremlett could face a surprise recall to the Ashes side.
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has been dogged by injuries throughout his career and despite being regarded as a highly talented cricketer, has played just 11 Tests since his debut in 2000.
However, with the side releasing their 30-man squad for the summer the only real surprise among the usual suspects was the inclusion of the 31-year-old.
The tall bowler has clearly showed enough promise in the last 12 months, despite only playing seven county matches for Surrey, to warrant his place.
With Tremlett in the squad it shows England have serious intention of including the paceman in the Test side at some point over the summer – with the team facing New Zealand in May and then Australia in the much anticipated Ashes series in July.
Tremlett underwent two operations in 2012 which kept him out of national duty with the Three Lions for most of the year.
The bowler had surgery on a bulging disc in his back in January and then had an operation to repair cartilage in his knee in September.
These injury problems could limit Tremlett’s prospects of playing if they reoccur, but if the Surrey man maintains his fitness then there is every chance an Ashes appearance will be in the offing.
England may be looking to shake-up their bowling attack ahead of the five-matches against the Aussies, after the current seamers struggled to make an impact in the side’s recent Test series in New Zealand.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad are likely to keep their places but there would certainly be room for a bowler of Tremlett’s quality in the starting XI.