England have announced several appointments to their vacant coaching positions including Marcus Trescothick as their new elite batting coach. Apart from Trescothick, Jon Lewis has joined as the elite pace bowling coach while Jeetan Patel as elite spin bowling coach. Also Read - Batting Legend Rahul Dravid to Speak at MIT Sports Analytics Conference
Trescothick had been part of England touring party for the white-ball series in South Africa but didn’t accompany them on the subsequent Test series in Sri Lanka and the ongoing India tour. Jacques Kallis filled in as a consultant for the Sri Lanka tour while Jonathan Trott has taken over in India. Also Read - Ollie Pope Reveals Virat Kohli's Warning During 1st Test Between India And England: This is The Last of The Flat Wickets
“This is a great opportunity which will allow me to further my coaching career and gain more experience,” Trescothick said in a Somerset press release. “It’s a decision that comes with a heavy heart, but I think that it is the right move for me at this time. I’ll be working across different areas from Young Lions, to Lions and also with the First Team as well.” Also Read - IPL 2021: Ben Stokes Hits Back at Troll For Accusing Him of Giving Preference to IPL Over England Cricket Team
“It’s about preparing batters and getting them ready to move on to higher honours as they go along. The fact that I can do a few different roles within the position will really help me develop and give me exposure to some high-level coaching.
“I want to further my career so that I can eventually become a Head Coach at a domestic County with the hope of moving into International cricket somewhere down the line. To do that I need to branch out and look at different environments in order to get a better understanding of certain things, and this will certainly give me the opportunity to do that,” he added.
Lewis will vacate his role as Young Lions head coach to join the coaching setup on a permanent basis as will former New Zealand spinner Patel who has had several short-term stints with the men’s team. Both are currently in India with the touring squad.
Richard Dawson will replace Lewis in the Young Lions coaching role.