Trescothick Called Up
ACT Manager Simon Fitzsimmons has made several changes to his top of the table Comets team. Despite losing on one game this season opening pair Ed Howarth and Martin Phadke have both gotten the chop. Veteran Englishman Marcus Trescothick has gotten a surprise call up after some excellent performances in the seconds. Trescothick was not expecting to play much of a role in the first team this year but his great form added with the terrible performances of Phadke and Howarth has given him this chance.
Trescothick has been in great form
Ismail Tamhane will also make another appearance in the first team despite the all rounder struggling for the past few weeks. Tamhane will form part of a new look bowling line up which also includes Bangladesh spinning sensation Ahsanullah Hasan. Hasan has been one of the leading lights for the Second Eleven team and his elevation to the first team in front of fellow spinner George Goff surprised many even himself.
The full Comets side is:
AB De Villiers+, Marcus Trescothick, Ricky Ponting, Yashpal Singh, Misbah Ul Haq, Owen Cardew*, Ismail Tamhane, Ben Marshall, Ahsanullah Hasan, Dean Bent, Paul Marlowe.