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Cricket World Cup: Tremlett replaces England's Broad

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Group B: Bangladesh v England
Venue: Chittagong Date: Friday, 11 March (0830 GMT)
Tournament dates: 19 February-2 April Venues: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Coverage: Highlights on BBC TV (see listings), Red Button & BBC Sport website at 2200 GMT every day (UK users only); Live Test Match Special commentary (BBC 5 live sports extra, online, some games also on BBC Radio 4 LW) and live text commentary on England matches and selected others; Live on Sky Sports

Chris Tremlett and England captain Andrew Strauss
Tremlett (left) was already on standby for England

The England and Wales Cricket Board has been granted permission to call up Chris Tremlett to their World Cup squad to replace injured seamer Stuart Broad.

Broad was ruled out of the tournament on Tuesday after straining his side in England's win over South Africa.

Tremlett was already with the squad as a stand-by player and the 6ft 7in Surrey paceman would be a like-for-like replacement for Notts player Broad.

However, 29-year-old Tremlett has played only 13 one-day internationals.

Broad, five years Tremlett's junior, has an impressive tally of 130 wickets from 76 ODIs, including a best haul of 5-23 against South Africa at Trent Bridge in 2008.

He was also the match-winner against the Proteas on Sunday, taking 4-15 including the last two wickets in what proved to be the final over of the match - and had also been England's best bowler in the warm-ups.

England have never won the World Cup, and their task of doing so this time is being made harder by injuries to some of their best players in the 50-over game.

Eoin Morgan, who broke a finger during the Australia tour, has just returned to the squad to replace another prominent batsman, Kevin Pietersen, who was ruled out with a hernia injury.

Tremlett was part of England's successful Ashes side in Australia during the winter, returning to the Test arena three years after his last appearance.

However Ajmal Shahzad is expected to play ahead of him in Friday's match against Bangladesh, where a win would should be enough to ensure England's progress to the quarter-finals.

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see also
England's Broad out of World Cup
08 Mar 11 |  England
Broad reveals injury concerns
08 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Pietersen v Morgan
07 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Pietersen ruled out of World Cup
07 Mar 11 |  Cricket
England stun S Africa in thriller
06 Mar 11 |  England
Tremlett named as England reserve
09 Feb 11 |  England
Cricket World Cup 2011
09 Mar 11 |  Cricket

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