Tremlett added as World Cup cover

ASHES hero Chris Tremlett will fly out to Bangladesh as a travelling reserve with England’s World Cup squad on Saturday.

The Surrey paceman was not included in the initial 15-man squad, but with injury concerns over the likes of Ajmal Shahzad, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan, England, despite issuing a positive bulletin on the state of that trio on Tuesday, have taken the precaution of adding the 29-year-old to their touring party.

Tremlett, who has just recovered from a side strain, will be on standby should the selectors need to apply to the Event Technical Committee to replace an injured player.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “Whilst the injured bowlers in the 15-man squad are all progressing well, the selectors have decided it would be prudent to have an additional player on hand who is acclimatised.”