Trescothick tips England for Ashes glory

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

LONDON - Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has tipped England for Ashes glory.

Following Alastair Cook’s record-breaking exploits in the drawn first Test at Brisbane, and centuries by Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott, Tresco hopes another show of strength by England at Adelaide can drive a wedge into the Australian squad.

“If we continue to dominate in certain areas then the pressure will only be heaped onto their guys further. The Australian media is harsh on losing sportsmen and it’s a big advantage for a touring team if they can get on top,” The Sun quoted Trecothick, as saying.

He added: “On the last two tours, we got an absolute barrage of abuse from their press - it’s something you have to deal with it in that country, but now the tide is turning and it’s definitely going in our favour.”

“If we can get a victory in the next two Tests, it will crank up that pressure even more,” he said.rescothick could not be more delighted for Cook - the man who replaced him at the top of order following his last-minute withdrawal from 2006/07 Ashes tour.

The Somerset skipper is pleased to see the Essex boy rack up his stunning 235 not out by returning to his natural game.

“Cookie has been under pressure, with people questioning his place in the team. When you listen to people saying how you should bat, that’s when you genuinely come unstuck. It shows what a character he is - it was only as a matter of time before he got runs.” (ANI)

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