England call up Borthwick and Tredwell

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Borthwick will be hoping to make his Test debut on Boxing Day

England have called up uncapped leg-spinner Scott Borthwick and off-spinner James Tredwell for the last two Ashes Tests in Melbourne and Sydney following Graeme Swann’s astonishing decision to retire from international cricket.

Swann announced his retirement after Australia regained the Ashes for the first time in five years.

“Borthwick will arrive into Melbourne later today, [he] will train with England…and will be available for selection for the (fourth) Test, beginning on Boxing Day,” an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) press release said. “Tredwell will arrive in Melbourne during the fourth Test and will be available for selection for the final Test in Sydney beginning on January 3.”

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