England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is likely to appoint former England opener Marcus Trescothick as batting coach. At the same time, also a potential replacement for wicket-keeper coach could include former England wicketkeeper, James Foster.
As per reports in Dailymail.co.uk., Marcus Trescothick is already in South Africa and helping England’s batsmen for the T20I series starting next Friday. After Mark Ramprakash’s tenure ended in March 2019, only part-time batting coaches have worked with the side. Other candidates include Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell.
Marcus Trescothick played for England from 2000 to 2006 :
Marcus Trescothick represented England from 2000 to 2006 during which he featured in 76 Tests, 123 ODIs and three T20Is. He had retired from international cricket citing stress-related illness.
England players will play two warm-up matches ahead of the start of the white-ball series against South Africa, which comprises of three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals. Cape Town and Paarl will host the whole tour.
England tour of South Africa begins from November 27:
Cricket South Africa informed that one player from their squad has tested positive for the Coronavirus and has been isolated. The medical team is monitoring him and will join once recovered. However, CSA has not revealed the name of the player.
“The player was isolated from the rest of the team and moved to separate, appropriate accommodation with immediate effect. The team’s medical and support staff will monitor the player to ensure his physical health and mental well-being,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) in a statement on Friday.
“To that end, the inter-squad practice match that was scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. The two players — Marco Marais and Stefan Tait — who were called up to the camp to assist the team in their preparation for the practice match after the results of the first Covid-19 testing on Monday were released, will no longer be joining the team,” the statement said.
South Africa is currently facing internal conflicts in administration. However, it has not affected the tour’s schedule, which is set to begin on November 27.