Marcus Trescothick said, If England needs to win this summer’s World Cup then Jos Buttler’s form will be key for Eoin Morgan’s men.
Buttler has seven ODI centuries to him, including his thrilling 77-ball 150 against the West Indies previous month, is in the figure of his life now.
And Trescothick played with Buttler at Somerset previously in his career, believes the big-hitter holds the key to England ending 44 years of hurt and finally win the World Cup this summer on home ground.
“That 100 he scored against the West Indies was extremely astounding. To see someone, play in that fashion is quite spectacular,” said Trescothick, who was helping to launch the ‘Wickets’ mural in Taunton, which gives fans a chance to win a pair of Cricket World Cup Tickets.
“Jos is on fire and whatever game he is playing and in whatever format, he is performing superbly now. I really hope his form continues into the World Cup, because if he is in form then he will be the stand-out difference for England.”
The former England opener says that the tournament being played on the home ground cannot be underestimated and is a benefit for Morgan’s men.
“I think it will be two teams, either England or India to win, “he added.
“They are ranked one and two in the world and I think England has a good chance as we have ever had to win the World Cup with the home advantage.
“It is a big agreement to play World Cup matches at home. Having practised one World Cup in my career back in 2003, it would have been lovely to have it in your own country.
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