London: England's star opening batsman Marcus Trescothick looks like missing the whole Test series with India after he cracked his left thumb on Wednesday.
The England vice-captain, who was named player of the recent One-day triangular series, suffered the injury during the Trophy Limited Overs quarter-final between his side Somerset and Worcestershire. Trescothick left the field clutching his hand when he stopped a fierce cover drive from former England batsman Graeme Hick. "Hick should be charged with treason for damaging one of England's finest!" joked Somerset chief executive Peter Anderson. "He is having the bone pinned at the moment and we expect him to be out for between six to 10 weeks. He's pretty distressed as one can imagine but that sadly is part and parcel of professional sport," he added. Likely candidates to replace the cavalier batsman are veterans Mark Ramprakash and John Crawley, the latter having played in the opening series against Sri Lanka.
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