<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="England winning ICC Champions Trophy 2013 would be 'massive', says James Tredwell" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130618020903.jpg" title="England winning ICC Champions Trophy 2013 would be 'massive', says James Tredwell" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> James Tredwell is in no doubt that England winning the Champions Trophy would be a significant success in its own right © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Cardiff: Jun 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> may be looking ahead to defending the Ashes but off-spinner <a href="/tags/James-Tredwell/post" target="_blank">James Tredwell</a> reckons winning the Champions Trophy would be an "absolutely massive" achievement in itself.<br /> <br /> Despite nearly four decades of trying, England have still to win an International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day international event.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Graham-Gooch/post" target="_blank">Graham Gooch</a>, now the team's batting coach, appeared as a player in England's three losing World Cup finals — in 1979, 1987 and 1992 — while the last time the Champions Trophy was held in England in 2004, a side led by Michael Vaughan <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/West-Indies-execute-twilight-robbery-over-England-at-The-Oval-lift-ICC-Champions-Trophy-2004/27666" target="_blank">lost a dramatic final</a> to the West Indies at The Oval.<br /> <br /> Indeed England's only major title in cricket's shorter formats is the 2010 World Twenty20 they won in the Caribbean.<br /> <br /> But they moved a step closer to ending their trophy drought in the ODI game with a 10-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday that saw them into the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament in Britain.<br /> <br /> Tredwell has become a symbol of England's growing strength in depth in the 50-over game in that he often only gets his chance when <a href="/tags/Graeme-Swann/post" target="_blank">Graeme Swann</a>, England's premier off-spinner across all formats, is injured.<br /> <br /> However, such has been Tredwell's admirable consistency it is no longer a surprise to see him performing well at international level, with the 31-year-old Kent bowler filling in admirably for Swann in three of England's last four ODIs -- all victories compared to the seven-wicket Group A loss to Sri Lanka.<br /> <br /> Many England fans viewed the Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight ODI sides, as a distraction from the rather more important business of a third straight Test campaign win over Australia when they face their arch-rivals in a five-match series starting in Nottingham next month.<br /> <br /> But Tredwell is in no doubt that winning the Champions Trophy would be a significant success in its own right.<br /> <br /> "We have as a good chance now [of winning this tournament] as any team in the next stage. That's an absolutely massive thing," said Tredwell.<br /> <br /> "We don't want to look too far ahead - to lifting that trophy, we hope - but equally, it's something that's in the back of your mind.<br /> <br /> "The semi-final is going to be tough, but we're two games away now from winning a major tournament."<br /> <br /> Swann is currently sidelined with calf and back problems but England captain <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> stressed Sunday there was no need to rush him back such was his confidence in Tredwell.<br /> <br /> "I'm in the squad and I'm getting a game here and there," Tredwell said.<br /> <br /> "I don't think I've let anyone down in the games I've played, so I hope that can continue.<br /> <br /> "For my part it's fingers crossed, isn't it?<br /> <br /> "But again Swanny's been brilliant, hasn't he, for a period of time. So if he's fit, I'm sure he'll come into the reckoning — as they say."<br /> <br /> Tredwell added: "I've got a few games under my belt and shown what I can do. When every game comes around now, I'm chomping at the bit to get on the park."<br /> <br /> England are generally reluctant to field two specialist spinners in the same side with Tredwell and Swann appearing together on national service just three times, all in the sub-continent, at the 2011 World Cup and on the 2009-10 Test tour of Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> "We've played together before and I don't see any reason why we can't again," Tredwell said. "We are very different, I think; we offer different things in a game scenario, so at some stage we might get a game together."