'It would be fantastic if I was called up for Oval Test,' says Trescothick

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London, Aug.12 (ANI): Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has said that it would be fantastic if he was called up to do duty in the final Ashes Test at The Oval.

"It's something you dream about doing, coming in for one game and potentially trying to win the Ashes. It would just be fantastic," The Independent quoted Trescothick, as saying.

Trescothick, 33, retired from international cricket in March 2008 after struggling with a stress-related illness, and has since reaffirmed his exile.

But he said that if England were to come knocking on his door in their search for stability and quality at the top of the order, he would give it consideration.

Trescothick has amassed 1,330 first-class runs at 78.23 this summer, and is being touted as a possible fill-in on a one-off basis.

Kent captain Rob Key has also been tipped to make a comeback for the must-win Test, and last night he said it would be his dream to win the Ashes.

England captain Andrew Strauss is reported to have made a personal plea for Trescothick to make himself available for the World Twenty20 tournament earlier this summer.

"If I was asked, I don't know. If they threw questions at me, I would listen. But until they do, I can't answer. I am just carrying on what I am doing at Somerset. Carrying on playing. Anything else is so hypothetical at the moment," Trescothick said.

"Playing cricket for England was the great ambition of my life and, until I became ill, I loved everything about it, so not being able to do so now is a source of great regret," he said. (ANI)

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