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We can turn things around, says Tredwell

Mohali: England can stage a turnaround in the one-day series against India despite being 1-2 down, feels spinner James Tredwell.

“Obviously the two defeats are in the back of our minds but I think if you look forward to the result too quickly, then you take your eye off the process.

“I guess we are just going into the game trying to execute our skills as best as we can and if we do that and perform like we did in the first game, there is every chance we can turn them over,” Tredwell said.

“We have a point to prove, absolutely. We spoke about it. It can be quite easy in this part of the world that if you get on a bad trot, you can let your heads drop and we can’t allow that to creep in,” he said.

Tredwell said the team played well in the first game in Rajkot and will draw positives from that match.

“We played really well in the first game. We will try to draw on that performance and try and reach those heights as opposed to dwelling on the poor performances of the last two. We have had a couple of days of good practice and we are going into this one pretty confident,” he said.

Tredwell has been one of the spinners to have done reasonably well in the series so far and said it has been a good learning experience.

“It’s coming out nicely at the moment. Obviously, it is nice to be out there, first and foremost. And getting a few games under my belt. Thankfully it has gone okay so far but if you rest on that, then you are not looking forward to better things ahead,” he pointed out.

Asked whether the experience of playing in domestic matches back home helped, he said: “Absolutely. Having played a fair amount of games domestically sort of helps you come across different conditions, different players, different plans. One can bring that into play in these sort of games.”

Tredwell said he would look to force his way back into England’s Test squad by performing consistently in the opportunities he gets.

“That’s all I can do, really (knock on the doors for Test selection). Obviously Swanny is a fine performer. He is the man in possession and Monty did really well in the tour over here just before Christmas. So I guess they are the guys in the possession in the Test arena but obviously if I can keep knocking on the door, then that’s all I can do.”