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Marcus Trescothick
PTI
September 17, 2002
First Published: 23:16 IST(17/9/2002)
Last Updated: 23:16 IST(17/9/2002)

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1975 
 
Test Debut: Against West Indies at Manchester in 2000 
 
ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Oval in 2000 
 
Bats: Left handed 
 
Bowls: Right arm medium

Trescothick continues to grow in stature as an international batsman and is seen as favourite to succeed Nasser Hussain as skipper. He is a south paw opening bat who bowls useful medium fast. A hard hitter of the ball, he is adept at guiding the ball into the gaps.
   
Called into the squad as a replacement against West Indies and Zimbabwe two years ago, Trescothick did not waste the opportunity. He made a half century in his first appearance and has never looked back since then, establishing himself a first-choice opener in both Test and one-day versions.

Trescothick hit 137 against Pakistan during last year's NatWest Series and followed that with 121 off 109 balls against India in Calcutta during the winter.

He bats intelligently by never chasing the ball out side the off stump. Along with Thorpe and Hussain, he forms the mainstay of the England middle -order.

The Somerset left-hander has passed 50 on 12 occasions in Tests so far, but has converted only two of them into centuries, including a 99 at Ahmedabad.


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