MARCUS Trescothick's broken foot looks set to keep him out for the foreseeable future, which may come as a relief to one of England's finest ever bowlers.

The Somerset legend has been identified by Stuart Broad as his "toughest opponent" during an interview with the Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine celebrating 10 years of his new-ball partnership with James Anderson.

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Asked which batsmen he has found toughest to bowl at, Broad replied: "Marcus Trescothick. No question. I hate bowling to him.

"I pitch it up, he drives me through the covers. I bowl back of a length, he runs me down to third man. I go short, and he lifts me over the keeper or pulls me for four.

"People say go full with an in-swinger early to him, he just hits me for four.

"He's the one I've never found a way past."

Anderson, meanwhile, found out exactly how Broad felt at Old Trafford last week, going wicketless in Somerset's first innings as Trescothick made his way to a 66th First Class century.

His progress was halted by an injury sustained while on 95, which turned out to be a broken metatarsal, but he collected the final five runs needed for his landmark and was even padded up ready to bat in the second innings if required.

Broad has been in good early season form for Division One pace-setters Nottinghamshire, but is unlikely to feature when his county side visit Taunton on June 9 due to England's Test match with Pakistan finishing four days earlier.