England Cricket World Cup win would be as big as 2005 Ashes, says Somerset cricket legend Marcus Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick was a member of the England side which regained The Ashes back in 2005. Credit: ITV News

Somerset hero Marcus Trescothick has told ITV News that England can recapture the spirit of 2005 by winning the World Cup.

The left-hander, who will retire at the end of this summer, says victory for Eoin Morgan's side - who face a semi-final at Edgbaston next week - could bring cricket back into the public consciousness and evoke memories of his Ashes team 14 years ago.

England have never won the cricket World Cup and have not reached the final since 1992, when they were beaten by Imran Khan's Pakistan.

Trescothick scored 431 runs in 2005 as England lifted the urn for the first time in 18 years. Credit: PA

Trescothick, who scored 19,645 First Class runs and played 76 Tests for England, announced his retirement last week and said he has been amazed by the reaction from the cricketing community.

Marcus Trescothick will retire at the end of this season after a 27-year career. Credit: ITV News

The 43-year-old admitted he will miss being part of the team environment, having made his debut in 1993 and stayed with the same club for an incredible 27 years, but hopes to move into coaching.

Marcus Trescothick says he will miss being part of the Somerset team but hopes to go into coaching. Credit: ITV News