Trescothick reckons Jos Buttler’s form will become an integral part of England’s Test and one-day sides. @ Getty Images

Former batsman Marcus Trescothick believes England have the chance to win their maiden World Cup when the global showpiece event gets underway on May 30. England have made it to three World Cup finals – 1979, 1987 and 1992 – but have always ended up on the losing side. This time with the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes, the No. 1 ODI side can create history at home.

“I think we [England] have got our best chance in a hell of a long time,” Trescothick, who played 123 ODIs and scored 4335 runs at 37.37, told Somerset County Gazette on Thursday. (ALSO READ: ‘I hope the ship hasn’t sailed’ – Chris Jordan hopeful of making World Cup squad)

“Our team is in a really good place, currently number one in the world. We’re a really good side, with a lot of bases covered and a lot of world class players – we’ve got a very, very good chance.”

The Somerset southpaw reckons Buttler’s form will become an integral part of England’s Test and one-day sides. “He’s one of the most destructive players in world cricket right now. I think he’s one of the most feared players, definitely,” he said. (ALSO READ: Adil Rashid did an incredible job for England: Eoin Morgan)

“You’ve got to hope he has a good series, because if he does he’ll light up the tournament – you’ll see some innings like we’ve just seen in the West Indies, hitting 150 off 77 balls. All of Somerset will be behind him, because he’s one of our own, and fingers crossed he does well.”