Marcus Trescothick appointed as new Elite Batting coach by England Cricket Board
The England Cricket Board recently appointed several new Elite coaches ahead of their 2021 home season. The Board gave the information through their social media page. Former England opener Marcus Trescothick is allotted the Elite Batting Coach role.
Former New Zealand spinner, Jeetan Patel, who is currently touring to India along with the men’s team of England. He is newly appointed as the Elite Spin Bowling Coach, Patel has had multiple short spells on the England Cricket’s Team backroom staff. Patel did a great job during the tour and courtesy of that he received the permanent role.
Jon Lewis is now appointed as Elite Pace Bowling Coach which is a promotion for him because earlier he was their head coach of the Young Lions. ECB Performance Director Mo Bobat said:
“Over the last couple of years, we’ve been working to grow our pool of players that are ready to play for England. Achieving the type of depth that has enabled us to compete successfully across formats, both home and away. The Elite Coaches will play an important role in enhancing this depth further, helping us to sustain success over time. We want to be renowned and respected for the quality of our coaching.”
We've announced four new coaching appointments for the England Men's pathway
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 1, 2021
The three new Elite coaches will join Elite Fielding Coach Carl Hopkinson on the England cricket team’s specialist coaching team.
Mo Bobat added that these players would work with the counties and contribute to the development of the Lions and the Young Lions teams.