England has roped in former English batsman Marcus Trescothick as its new batting coach. The current assistant coach of Somerset would be taking up the role from March, following the conclusion of England’s ongoing India tour. Currently, England is being handled by head coach Chris Silverwood.

Trescothick has had a legendary career with England, representing the side across formats before his retirement in 2008. He also had a prolific career with his domestic county, Somerset, where he currently serves as the assistant coach. It would be Trescothick’s maiden coaching stint with England.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the same in an official statement, besides also announcing that former English seamer Jon Lewis would take up Elite Pace Bowling Coach’s role. Lewis also had a decent career playing for Gloucestershire, along with Surrey and Sussex. Additionally, former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel would join as England’s Elite Spin Bowling Coach, who made a career by playing for Warwickshire.

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Following the appointment, ECB’s Performance Director, Mo Bobat, said, “Following an extensive recruitment process, I’m really excited about the calibre of the individuals that we’ve appointed into these specialist roles. Marcus, Jon and Jeetan have demonstrated their ability at the highest level and also show huge potential for the future. Working alongside Carl Hopkinson, our current Elite Fielding Coach, we have the makings of a strong specialist coaching team, possessing a diverse range of experience.”

“Working in conjunction with counties, they will have responsibility for developing and preparing current and next-in-line England players whilst also adding value to our England and Lions environments. In addition, they will support the development of our best Under-19 players through our Young Lions programme,” he concluded.