The England and Wales Cricket Board has appointed former England batsman, Marcus Trescothick as the new batting coach for England cricket team. Trescothick, who represented England in 76 Tests will take over the duties in mid March, after stepping down from his post of assistant coach of Somerset County Cricket Club.
Along with Trescothick, Jon Lewis, the current Young Lions bowling coach, has been promoted as the pace bowling coach of the senior team while Jeetan Patel will take charge as the spin bowling coach.
“Marcus, Jon and Jeetan have demonstrated their ability at the highest level and also show huge potential for the future,” ECB Performance Director Mo Bobat said in a statement.
“Richard’s coaching pedigree speaks for itself and to have someone of his quality playing a prominent role in the development and preparation of our best young players is a real asset.”
Trescothick will have the responsibility of grooming young English players like Zak Crawley, Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley etc. The former opener, who was known to be a good player of spin will help the Englishmen rectify their flaws against spin. England are currently playing a 4 Test series against India and have been completely bamboozled by the Indian spinners. In the third Test at Ahmedabad, 19 of the 20 English wickets fell to the spinners. The loss in the third test meant that England are out of contention for a place in the World Test Championship final. However, if they can beat India in the final Test, they will ensure that India can’t make it to the summit clash of the WTC against New Zealand.