Tremlett keen to prove his worth
England paceman Chris Tremlett is certain he can make an impact in this winter's forthcoming Ashes series if he is given the chance.
Tremlett, who last played for England in January 2012, was selected for the tour of Australia despite taking just 32 wickets this season at an average of over 33 in the LV= County Championship as Surrey were relegated from Division One.
His selection caused a stir for some, with Graham Onions omitted from the squad despite finishing as the leading wicket-taker this term with 70 scalps at 18.45 to help Durham lift the championship title.
But the pitches in Australia are likely to suit the pace and bounce Tremlett can generate.
"The pitches I've played on here this year have generally been very slow, bar a couple," Tremlett, who has been blighted by injuries during the course of his career, 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."
England may also have been swayed by the role Tremlett played in the 2010/11 series Down Under where he impressed by claiming 17 wickets in three Tests at 23.35.
While Warwickshire's Boyd Rankin is favourite to play alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad in England's pace attack, Tremlett will be looking to use his previous experience of playing in Australia to his advantage.
"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," Tremlett added.
"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."