Winning Champions Trophy would be "massive", says England's James Tredwell

Many England fans viewed the Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight ODI sides, as a distraction from the rather more important business of a third straight Test campaign win over Australia when they face their arch-rivals in a five-match series starting in Nottingham next month.

updated: June 18, 2013 19:34 IST
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Cardiff, UK: England moved a step closer to ending a trophy drought in One-Day Internationals with a ten-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday (June 16), progressing to the semifinals in the ongoing Champions Trophy. And James Tredwell, the offspinner, reckoned that winning the title would be an "absolutely massive" achievement.

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Tredwell, 31, has become a symbol of England's growing strength in the 50-over game in that he often gets his chance only when Graeme Swann, England's premier offspinner across all formats, is injured.

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