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Trecothick, who played 76 Tests averaging 43.79, will be with the team both in training sessions and at the team hotel, to support players as required. @ AFP

Former England opener Marcus Trecothick is all set to join the coaching team of his country for the first two Ashes Tests. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo on Tuesday, Trescothick, who recently called time on his playing career, will join the England team for training ahead of the first two Tests at Edgbaston and Lord’s respectively.

Jonathan Trott too is with the side in a similar role ahead of the one-off Test against Ireland.

The England Cricket Board (ECB) are still yet to identify a suitable replacement for Mark Ramprakash, who left the side a couple of months ago, but they’re using the expertise of Trott and Trecothick to ease off the burden on Graham Thorpe – the ECB’s lead batting coach – on training days where coaches are expected to provide throw-downs for several hours at a time. Thorpe is currently suffering from a sore shoulder and missed England training on Tuesday due to illness.

According to the report, Trecothick, who played 76 Tests averaging 43.79, will be with the team both in training sessions and at the team hotel, to support players as required.