England: Marcus Trescothick, Jon Lewis & Jeetan Patel named coaches

Marcus Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick retired from first-class cricket in 2019

Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick is among three ‘elite’ coaching appointments made by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Trescothick, 45, who made 5,825 runs in 76 Tests, becomes batting coach.

Former England seamer Jon Lewis will assume responsibility for fast bowling, with ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel in charge of spinners.

The three will work across all England men’s teams, from age-groups to the Lions and senior sides.

Paul Collingwood and Graham Thorpe remain as the assistant coaches to head coach Chris Silverwood.

Trescothick leaves his post as Somerset assistant coach to effectively replace Mark Ramprakash, who left in 2019.

England have used several short-term consultants since then, including former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis on this winter’s tour of Sri Lanka and ex-England batsman Jonathan Trott during the current series in India.

Patel and Lewis are currently in India, with Lewis helping…