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Jonathan Trott raring to make comeback, says Dennis Amiss

Jonathan Trott pulled out of the 2013-14 Ashes due to a stress related problem © Getty Images
Jonathan Trott pulled out of the 2013-14 Ashes due to a stress related problem © Getty Images

London: Feb 27, 2014

Jonathan Trott is set to make his comeback for county side Warwickshire in April and wants to play international cricket again, former England batsman Dennis Amiss said.

Trott, 32, left England’s Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson in a crushing 381-run loss in the first Test at Brisbane.

That prompted concerns the South Africa-born batsman, who made a hundred on Test debut against Australia at The Oval in 2009, might struggle to return to the international arena.

But Amiss, chairman of Trott’s benefit committee, said he expected the top-order batsman to face Gloucestershire in a pre-season friendly in April.

“He’s still very hungry,” Amiss told the BBC. “He wants to continue succeeding both for Warwickshire and for England.”

Trott, who has scored 3,763 runs, including nine hundreds, in 49 Tests for England at an average of 46.95, has been granted time for a family holiday while Warwickshire are on their pre-season tour in Barbados.

But he will join up with the squad on their return and is in line to play against Gloucestershire at Warwickshire’s Edgbaston headquarters in Birmingham, central England, on April 1-2.

He will also be considered for the first-class match against Oxford University from April 7 and the County Championship opener against Sussex from April 13.

Amiss, who was Warwickshire chief executive when Trott arrived at Edgbaston from South Africa in 2002, said he had been encouraged by the player’s state of mind during their recent meetings.

“He’s doing very well,” Amiss said. “He’s had a great rest, which is very important, and he is raring to go again.

“Cricket is his passion and I believe he has qualities, as we’ve seen, to be able to score a mass of runs for Warwickshire to get himself back into the England side and regain his position.”

Trott has not spoken publically since he left Australia on November 25, saying: “I don’t think it is right that I’m playing, knowing that I’m not 100 percent.”

Amiss added: “I think it was essentially burnout. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has helped him while he has been back. Everybody has given him a lot of help. Rest has been the most important thing.”

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