The choice needs to be confirmed by tournament organisers, the International Cricket Council [ Images ].
"England has requested to the International Cricket Council ICC [ Images ]) for Chris Tremlett to replace Stuart Broad," said the team spokesman.
Broad, 24, who had so far been the pick of the England attack at the World Cup, pulled out of the 15-strong party on Tuesday with a side strain.
Tremlett, who also replaced him in England's successful Ashes win in Australia [ Images ], has been in the sub-continent with the party.
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