Chris Tremlett: 'Australia pitches suit me for Ashes'

Tremlett: 'Australia pitches suit me for Ashes'
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Chris Tremlett says the bounce of the Australia pitches will suit him during the winter Ashes series.

England pace bowler Chris Tremlett believes that he will thrive during the winter Ashes as he is well suited to the pitches.

The 32-year-old was a surprise inclusion in the Three Lions squad to travel down under after being relegated from Division One with Surrey this season, and hasn't featured for his country since January 2012.

However, Tremlett feels that he can repeat the vital role he played in England retaining the urn in 2010/11, when he claimed 17 wickets in three Tests in a 3-1 series victory.

"The pitches I've played on here this year have generally been very slow, bar a couple," Tremlett told The Independent. "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.

"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. If he got edges on those wickets then, generally, they carried. I'll be looking to replicate the way I bowled last time when I'm over there again this winter."

Tremlett took just 32 wickets this term for Surrey, at an average of over 33.

Boyd Rankin of England in action during the 5th NatWest Series ODI between England and Austalia at the Ageas Bowl on September 16, 2013
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