It was really bound to happen…

…Trescothick coming home early.

I wasn’t expecting it to happen so early but I didn’t expect Marcus Trescothick to see out the full Ashes tour.

His head isn’t right, he’s never been the best of tourists, and with a fragile mental state I wouldn’t figure he’d survive at the hands of the Aussie close sledgers so when he’s finally admitted he’s not up to it the best thing was done and he dropped out.

I much prefer the look of opening pair Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss, Trescothick looked an easy wicket where as Cook is the type to drop anchor, what England need with the stroke playing Strauss at the other end. He’s not flash and not one to bother with what his batting partner has on the scoreboard, just going to play his own game. Also don’t think the Aussies will get to him that much.

As for Trescothick, well he’s been a good player and integral part for England during the recent upturn in the teams Test status, not being dropped since coming into the side, but I don’t know if he’ll get back in, with Vaughan maybe back soonish and I think Cook showing us what he’s got in the Ashes is another opening bat required?

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  1. Still came a bit out of the blue – clearly there’s plenty going on in his head, and his family’s, so just hope he gets really better this time. I think it will be a serious loss, though – previously, he’s managed to produce a sturdy innings or several just when questions are beginning to be asked of him.
    But Cook is a very reliable-looking replacement – just hope and trust that as he, as you say, drops anchor, Strauss takes it upon himself to really start scoring as swiftly as possible at the other end so our innings set a brisk standard, rather than stagnating early…

  2. Greetings!

    I was wondering if you often write blogs on cricket?

    michelle@sportingo.com

  3. When things are happening I do.

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