Somerset's Trescothick tips Buttler for England call-up

Jos Buttler
Buttler smashed three sixes and five fours against Gloucestershire on Wednesday

Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick believes team-mate Jos Buttler could in line for an England call-up.

Somerset were struggling on 112-4 in their CB40 game with Gloucestershire, before Buttler hit 63 off 39 balls to help them recover to 210-8.

"We know how important he is at the back-end of the game," Trescothick told BBC Somerset.

"Internationals calls might come sooner rather than later if he keeps playing like that."

In five CB40 innings the 20-year-old has scored 195 runs including 94 not out in the opening match of the campaign against Nottinghamshire.

And in the final over of Wednesday night's 59-run victory he produced three sixes, one four and two two's to go with a wide.

"We didn't perform with the bat as well as we could do and we should have got a few more runs in the end," added Trescothick.

"But we didn't get too far away from where we should be because of the way Jos played at the end.

"He had a cracking last over and is hard to bowl at - he can hit you 360 degrees."

Somerset have now all but secured a place in the semi-final of the competition and although the focus will now move to Saturday's FL t20 finals day at Edgbaston, Trescothick is aware of the importance of Monday's last CB40 group game with Essex.

"Essex is a really important game as we can get the home draw now, with other results going our way.

"But it's going to be a tough day - coming back from finals day you're either on the up or on the down and that's an important game in the context of our season and we are going to have to make sure we are ready for it."

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