England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made four new appointments to their coaching set-up, ECB Performance Director reported on Monday. Former England opener, Marcus Trescothick has been appointed as the new head coach of the England Men’s Cricket Team. Trescothick, who has earlier worked with the group, will take up the new role in the middle of March. As a result, Marcus Threscothik will leave his current position as the assistant coach of Somerset.
Marcus Trescothick is counted as one of the best batsmen to have ever played for England. He has scored over 10,000 runs for England across formats in International Cricket. He has played 76 Tests and 123 ODIs for England in his international cricket career.
Former English bowler, Jon Lewis has been named as the bowling coach of the England Cricket Team. Lewis will step down from the position of head coach of Young Lions. He represented England in 13 ODIs and a solitary Test during his international cricket career.
After working for short-term spells on numerous occasions, Jeetan Patel has been appointed as the permanent bowling coach of England. The 40-year old English cricketer boasts of 24 Tests, 43 ODIs and 11 T20 internationals to his name, taking 65, 49, and 16 wickets respectively.
“Over the last couple of years, we’ve been working to grow our pool of players that are ready to play for England. Achieving the type of depth that has enabled us to compete successfully across formats, both at home and away. The Elite Coaches will play an important role in enhancing this depth further, helping us to sustain success over time. We want to be renowned and respected for the quality of our coaching,” Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director 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,” he added