England pacer Chris Tremlett, who was selected for the return Ashes series in Australia despite an ordinary performance in the County Championship this year, says he wants to replicate his last tour’s performance Down Under.
Tremlett was preferred by England for the Ashes 2013-14 above Graham Onions, who bagged 70 wickets at an impressive average of 18.45 to help Durham win the championship. Tremlett’s figures weren’t impressive enough, as he claimed 32 wickets at an average of 33.
“I’ll be looking to replicate the way I bowled last time when I’m over there again this winter,” Tremlett was quoted as saying by the Independent.
Tremlett is a part of England’s tall fast bowlers including Steven Finn and Boyd Rankin — all being 6ft 7in or taller. Tremlett had a successful outing for England in the 2010-11 Ashes, which England won 3-1, as he claimed 17 wickets in three Test matches at 23.35.
The lanky pacer claims that Australian conditions will suit the England bowling attack, and they expect to perform well.
“If we can bowl well and bowl accurately, then it’s that type of bowling (height and hostility) that generally comes to the fore in Australian conditions. You look at guys like Glenn McGrath, he wasn’t the quickest but he was very accurate and bowled good areas,” Tremlett said.
Talking about the County Championship, Tremlett said, “The pitches I’ve played on here this year have generally been very slow, bar a couple. A lot of the time this summer I was getting the edges but they were falling short. You have to go about your bowling in a different way here, it’s all about bowling at the stumps and trying to get more bowled and lbws.”
“You can get wickets in more conventional ways in Australia, with the slips coming into play a lot more. The wickets there are certainly quicker and you’re going to get that carry,” he concluded.