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Marcus Trescothick: England batsmen must learn from Younis

England’s batsmen would do well to carefully study film of Younis Khan’s 127 in the final Test against Pakistan as part of their preparations for the next series in Sri Lanka. We need to be more positive against the spinners … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: No excuse for not being battle-ready

England have had four months off without any serious Test cricket. And that more than anything was responsible for their poor showing against Pakistan in Dubai. You need that competitive edge at the highest level and, while you can gain … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: Somerset inquest will be frank affair

Yet again I have found myself facing questions about Somerset’s inability to lose the tag of ‘nearly-men’ over the past few days and I only wish I had a some answers. Last weekend’s Clydesdale Bank 40 final defeat by Surrey … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: England today much better than 2005 team

Much as it thrilled me to be part of a fantastic England team who won the Ashes in 2005, I have to say that the current side is better in most departments. The batting unit is stronger because of the experience … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: KP and Trott must swap one-day positions

Kevin Pietersen must bat at three in England’s one-day line-up when we take on India in a potentially thrilling series of 50-over games in September. Jonathan Trott showed just how good he is at knocking the ball around in the … Continue reading

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Marcus Trescothick: There is only one way to lose chokers’ tag

Somerset are not chokers. But I accept that until the current team puts some silverware on the shelf at Taunton that is how we are going to be perceived within the domestic game. We have finished runners-up in five competitions … Continue reading

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Flower-Strauss partnership playing long game

England have a marvellous opportunity to establish themselves as the top Test match country in the world following their outstanding Ashes success. But what I would like to see most is for us to be in the top three for … Continue reading

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Strauss and team need to stay calm

Stay calm and keep things in perspective. That’s my message to England as Andrew Strauss’s team prepare to put events at Perth behind them and re-establish superiority in an Ashes series now very much alive. Not only would I name … Continue reading

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England must grind Aussies into the dust

Going into the Ashes battles my prediction was for a 2-1 England series win. Nothing that has happened since has dampened that optimism and the action so far has simply confirmed that we have the stronger and much more settled … Continue reading

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Pietersen needs to set new goals

Leave the batting alone and concentrate on picking the right extra seamer. That would be my policy if I were an England selector ahead of the Ashes series. While there has been a lot of focus on our batting collapses … Continue reading

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