Trescothick to join Ashes coaching set-up

England gets a massive boost ahead of the Ashes series against Australia as former England opener Marcus Trescothick is all geared up to join the England coaching team for the first two Test matches.

Trescothick to join Ashes coaching set-up
Trescothick to join England coaching set-up for first two Ashes Tests.

Trescothick has got a massive experience under his belt and the 43-year-old will be looking forward to helping his team by delivering substantial inputs wherever necessary.

Trescothick, the former England opener has recently announced his decision to call curtains on his cricketing career as a player at the end of this season and is now trying hard to break into the Somerset side.

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He will be spending the training days ahead of the Edgbaston and Lord’s Tests with the England squad at the training sessions and team hotel.

Jonathan Trott fulfilled a similar role with England before the Test against Ireland.

To mention that the appointment does not surely suggest that Trescothick – or Trott – is about to be roped in as the England team’s batting coach. England Cricket Board (ECB) is yet to identify a successor to Mark Ramprakash, who left his coaching role a couple of months ago.

But it clearly appears that they are using the likes of Trott and Trescothick to help ease the burden on Graham Thorpe’s shoulders, the ECB’s lead batting coach especially during training days where coaches are expected to offer performance for many hours at a time.

As of now, Thorpe is suffering from a sore shoulder after which he missed England training on Tuesday because of illness.

Marcus Trescothick has got a wide range of experience in cricket and is also a successful player in the 2005 Ashes series.

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