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CRICKET: England call up Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell

Published:Monday | December 23, 2013 | 1:34 PM

England’s selectors have called Durham leg-spinner Scott Borthwick and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell into the Ashes squad following Graeme Swann's retirement.

The 23-year-old Borthwick could win his first Test cap on Boxing Day, December 26 though slow left-armer Monty Panesar is favourite to replace Swann for that game.

Tredwell, 31, has one Test appearance and will not arrive in time to play.

Two spinners are unlikely to play in Melbourne, but could feature in the fifth and final encounter in Sydney.

England have already surrendered the Ashes after losing the first three Tests.

Swann announced his shock retirement yesterday after taking only seven wickets so far in the series.


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