Tremlett backs rotation policy
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The giant paceman has just begun his rehabilitation following back surgery after flying home from the tour of the Middle East after the first Test.
It has been a frustrating period for the 30-year-old, who looked to have re-established himself in the England side after three years in the wilderness, only for injury to strike once more.
The Surrey paceman played all three Tests against Sri Lanka last summer and in the first contest with India at Lord's before pulling up once again and he was forced out of the rest of the summer's action.
The former Hampshire star was selected for the tour of the United Arab Emirates despite a few doubts over his fitness and those doubts were proved correct as he went lame once more following the first Test defeat to Pakistan in Dubai.
Tremlett was forced to go under the surgeon's knife and must now regain his fitness before trying to get back into the side, which will not be easy given England's fast bowling resources.
The Southampton born bowler admits that he faces a tough challenge to make the England starting XI once fit but feels the scramble for places can only help both himself and the side as a whole.
"There's natural competition there and I think it's very healthy," he told ESPNcricino. "There are five or six guys knocking on the door.
"Finny's bowled brilliantly for the last year or so and he hasn't been able to get in the Test side, apart from one game at Lord's last summer.
"So if guys are bowling well and they get the opportunity, then you've got to stick your hand up and say 'The guy deserves his place'."