Graeme Swann's mid-Ashes series shock retirement calls for desperate measures by England selectors.
Tredwell endured a disappointing spell in the second one-dayer last Sunday as the Australians hit him to all parts of Old Trafford in their 88-run victory.
Pietersen was included in an England side for the first time following a knee injury that forced his early exit from the tour of New Zealand in March. The former England captain was sidelined from all cricket until making a superb unbeaten 177 for Surrey in a County Championship match last weekend.
England needed six for a tie off the last ball that would have forced a 'super-over' but that proved beyond Ravi Bopara, who finished on 30 not out as New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in this two-match series.
England bowled out the Proteas for 175 in 38.4 overs and cruised past the target in the 38th over with Jonathan Trott unbeaten on 82.
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.
It's the weak-kneed legacy that AB de Villiers and his side will have to cope with when they go into The Oval semifinal against England on Wednesday (June 19). Since 1992, they have played two World Cup semifinals and four in the Champions Trophy. They won it when it was played for the first time, as the ICC Knockout, in 1998. In 2000, 2002 and 2006, they made th...
A fighting 54-ball 67 by Kane Williamson goes in vain as New Zealand suffer top order batting collapse.
England players James Tredwell, Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler visited Terrence Higgins Trust and The Food Chain in London on Tuesday, while South Africa's JP Duminy, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and assistant coach Russell Domingo visited Terrence Higgins Trust's offices in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Jos Buttler played a breathtaking innings to give England a face-saving win over New Zealand.