JOS Buttler teamed up with his former Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick in Taunton before joining England's tour of New Zealand, Trescothick has revealed.

Buttler has taken the gloves for the first Test, the opening day of which saw England close on 241-4, and scored his sixth First Class century in the final warm-up match against a New Zealand XI.

He was rested for the T20 series which preceded the Tests and has used the time to recharge his batteries following an intense summer of cricket which included the World Cup and the Ashes.

During this time, he has met up with Trescothick to discuss various aspects of his game.

Somerset legend Trescothick, who retired from First Class cricket at the end of the 2019 season and will be switching on Taunton's Christmas lights on Sunday, told BBC 5 Live’s ‘Tuffers and Vaughan Show’: “It’s the first time we’ve really had time to do it.

"We are good mates - I captained him for several years having seen him come through the academy at Somerset.

“We got together at his old school in Taunton [King’s College] and talked a bit of cricket.

“We talked about where he is, what he wants to become and how we are going to do it.

“It sort of grew organically over a couple of days – it was basically me throwing my arm off for three hours and gradually building it up.

“We re-aligned slightly – we moved him slightly across the crease. We are probably talking an inch or half an inch.

“I’m not asking him to do anything revolutionary – he is working it out for himself. I am just challenging him with certain questions to make him think about it.

“It’s so underrated to have that opportunity to refresh the brain. You come back hungry for runs, hungry to improve and that is exactly what Jos has done.”

During his post-summer break, Buttler has also visited Cheddar Cricket Club, his boyhood club, with the World Cup trophy he helped England win and, in addition, played a match in the Puriton & District Skittles League.

Buttler is due to be next in for England in the ongoing Test at Mount Maunganui, while Somerset spinner Jack Leach will be hoping to make an impact with the ball as the match goes on.