Trescothick wants England return

Somerset Sabres batsman Marcus Trescothick is “desperate” to play for England again after a troubled recent past with a stress related illness, he has admitted.

Trescothick has, however, vowed not to make the mistake of rushing himself back before he is ready. He has been one of England’s most consistent batsman since his debut in 2000 but he was forced to leave tours to India and Australia due to a mysterious stress related illness that also ruled him out of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2007 ICC World Cup.

“Of course I am desperate to play for England again, but it wouldn’t be fair to anyone if I attempted to do so again without being doubly certain that I could complete an overseas tour, as well take part in games over here,” the 31 year old told the official website of Somerset County Cricket Club.

Trescothick played for the Somerset Sabres in a friendly match against Devon Cricket Club recently, in which he scored 256 off just 117 balls.

“I’ve watched 95% of England games on TV since getting home. While viewing the Ashes matches I really wished I could be out there helping the team, but knew deep down that I needed to be at home.”

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