Trescothick out of Ashes

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England opening batsman Marcus Trescothick has been ruled out of the entire Ashes series after suffering a recurrence of his stress-related illness.









The 31-year-old flew home this morning, with the England team management confirming the Somerset batsman would not be returning.



Trescothick also returned home from the tour of India this year, when it first emerged he was suffering from stress.



England head coach Duncan Fletcher said: "Following discussions between Marcus and the England medical staff, it was decided that Marcus should fly home at the earliest opportunity.



"We are naturally disappointed to lose a player of his quality from our Ashes squad and everyone in the dressing room hopes that he is able to make a full recovery and resume his cricketing career."



The team management will consider a replacement over the next 24 hours.

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