James Tredwell keen on doing well for Kent in upcoming County season
"Equally I still want to be playing, I still feel I’ve got a lot to offer," he quoted.
Published - Nov 21, 2017 2:01 pm | Updated - Nov 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Veteran English bowler James Tredwell rued the fact that he could not contribute much to the team’s cause in the last County season. He was the breakthrough bowler for Kent in the English domestic season of 2016. He had crossed the 400 First Class wickets mark in that season. Tredwell, who has played 2 Tests for England, hopes to come good for his team in the next season.
As per the recent quotes in the KentOnline.co.uk, James Tredwell stated that he has the desire to play for Kent and contribute to their cause. He hopes to help the team in every capacity that the team would expect him to serve in.
“I didn’t play as much as I would have liked last season but I was always confident of getting a (new) deal. The messages I was getting from the coaching staff were always quite positive which was nice to hear. I didn’t write off going elsewhere but Kent is my home county and it was where I wanted to stay. I’ll be fighting as hard as I can to be in that first team (in 2018) and if I’m not playing, I am happy to help in whatever capacity I can,” quoted James Tredwell.
On the last season
Speaking about the last season, James Tredwell recalled that he had bowled a cumulative of just 32.4 overs across the first five matches that he played in the domestic circuit. However, he then went on to bowl 33.2 overs in the match that followed against Northamptonshire. He returned with figures of 1/122. He mentioned that it was hard picking up wickets on a flat deck. Conceding further, he feels that he has a lot to offer to the game and is still an effective option for the team.
“It was hard. I only bowled 30-odd overs in the first five matches and then I doubled that in the first innings against Northants. Whatever you bowl, you need to be getting in the overs to find your rhythm. The challenge as a spinner is that we play a lot of cricket in periods when the weather might be inclement or on pitches that aren’t ideally suited,” recalled Tredwell.
“Imran probably deserved a chance which came this year and I’m very open to that in terms of succession planning. Equally I still want to be playing, I still feel I’ve got a lot to offer,” he concluded.