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Somerset batsman Marcus Trescothick believes that England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler can break his record for the most ODI centuries scored by an English player.
Trescothick, who scored 12 ODI centuries during his illustrious international career, also noted that Buttler should bat higher up the order.
“I don’t think my record will last much longer,” Trescothick told Alison Mitchell on ESPNcricinfo’s Tea Break series. “Once England get into the groove of one-day cricket – they are building with a young side at the moment – I think you’ll see someone really come through, maybe Jos Buttler when he gets up the order a bit more he’ll score the volume of hundreds you need to get.
“Scoring hundreds is a habit, Kevin Pietersen is someone who was potentially going to achieve it but obviously things have taken the turn they have.”
Trescothick also noted that England have to remain positive during the ongoing ODI tri-series in Australia and during the World Cup as well.
“In Australia they are going to be relatively positive otherwise we will be 20-30 runs short,” he said. “I think that will come in time with more confidence around the team and players being more confident and secure in the environment. Then they’ll be able to evolve into those players who are more positive in the Powerplays.
“Partnerships are very important. You aren’t very often going to get two players who a very aggressive, some teams will have that but it’s really what fits in with our team. It takes time to form a partnership that works.”