MARCUS Trescothick's international career appears to be over after he ruled himself out of England's winter program, including the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.
The 31-year-old Somerset opening batsman said he had still not recovered sufficiently from the stress-related illness that forced him to return from two tours last year.
Trescothick admitted: "It was a difficult decision. At first I thought I was just about getting there, but as things went on I knew I was not quite ready for it. Some people will make up their minds that this means it's all over for me as an England cricketer. I suppose that's inevitable. But that's not how I see it. I still believe strongly that I will play international cricket again."
Trescothick's withdrawal came only two weeks after he was included in England's provisional squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, to be played in South Africa in September.