Chris Tremlett and Graham Onions have been included in England‘s squad ahead of the fourth Ashes Test to be played at Durham on Friday.
The two players making way for their inclusion are Monty Panesar and James Taylor. The emphasis for England will surely be on the fast men especially since their seam bowlers were given quite a workload in the third Test.
Andy Flower the England coach has confirmed the addition of the two seamers to his squad.
Both these players have interestingly been picked ahead of Steve Finn who was the third seamer in the first Test match, which won by England at Trent Bridge.
Onions has had a great county season picking 44 wickets in the eight matches that he has played and is the leading wicket taker at the moment. He last played for England in a Test match, against the touring West Indians last year.
Tremlett has also not figured in the English scheme of things as he has been plagued by a slew of injuries. It may be remembered that Tremlett was one of the heroes of England’s Ashes win in Australia in 2010-11. Being 6’7″ tall, the bounce that he generates can be really handful for the Australians if he is picked for the next Test match.
England are sitting pretty with a 2-0 lead as they have already retained the Ashes, courtesy of the last day of the third Test at Old Trafford, a major part of which was washed out due to rain.
In other news, Ian Bell‘s injury to his thumb is not as serious as it was thought to be, and he should in all probability figure in next Test.Published 06 Aug 2013, 16:10 IST