James Cullum Tredwell is an English cricketer who was born in Ashford, Kent, England on February 27, 1982.
Tredwell is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm off-break and bats left-handed for the club. He is often seen in the slip cordon due to his skill in tight catching.
Tredwell’s father was a former football player who spent a lot of time with Folkestone FC. He raised James to be a sportsperson and coached him at Folkestone Cricket Club when he was a boy.
James began his professional career by playing three games for the England Under-19 Cricket Team in 2001, the same year he signed a contract with Kent County Cricket Club.
Tredwell took one wicket in his first first-class match for Kent against Leicestershire in July 2001. His good results won him a place in Kent’s one-day team, and he made his one-day debut in the Benson & Hedges Cup in 2002.
He appeared in 19 matches for Kent in 2002, taking 21 wickets at a strike rate of 23.76.
On January 4, 2008, Tredwell’s name was added to the ODI squad, but he did not get a chance to play. He was re-acquired by England in 2009 as a substitute for Graeme Swann, but he was also uncapped.
Tredwell made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh on March 2, 2010. He did not get a wicket in the match, but he did finish his quota of 10 overs conceding 52 runs.
On the same tour, Tredwell even played in a Test match. He took 6 wickets in his debut Test and also scored 37 runs in the first innings.
Rise to Glory
His presence in the squad has been lukewarm since his debut, but he has always delivered when given the chance. Until 2013, Tredwell had established himself as a central figure.
In 2013, he took four wickets in the first game of an ODI series against India. As a result, England took a 1-0 lead in the series. About the fact that England lost the remainder of the season, Tredwell had a great showing.
Tredwell took 1 for 51 in the first game of the 2013 Champions Trophy, when England defeated Australia. He had 3-19 in the semi-final against South Africa and led his side to the finals.
Since 2001, Tredwell has been a core member of Kent’s county club cricket team. In 2014, he also played for Sussex.
In 2009, he had his best domestic season, taking 69 wickets at a strike rate of 26.63, with best figures of 8-66 against Glamorgan.
During the 2013 county season, he was elected Kent’s captain, succeeding Robert Key. He was called up for international matches on a daily basis during his captaincy. As a result, he had no alternative but to withdraw.
Tredwell has taken 60 wickets in 45 One-Day Internationals. In domestic cricket, his numbers are very remarkable. He has scored 4,728 runs and taken 426 wickets in 177 first-class appearances. In 265 games in List-A cricket, he has 275 wickets and 1,877 runs.