Nick Compton to take an indefinite break from cricket
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It seems to be becoming a trend in English cricket where players go for an indefinite break due to personal issues. In the past, players like Marcus Trescothick and Jonathan Trott have found themselves being sent for a long break after possessing a bare runs column, now English cricketer Nick Compton is taking an indefinite break from cricket, as his county side Middlesex announced on Thursday. Compton agreed that he was playing to cement his spot in the national side in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka where he garnered a mere 51 runs in three matches at an awful average of 12.75. Compton is considered to be a Test specialist has found it hard to get going for Middlesex this season. The break might help him to rediscover his form and ‘recharge’. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and other cricketers welcome Anil Kumble as India s head coach

A statement issued to Thursday asserted: “Middlesex County Cricket Club and the England Cricket Team management have agreed for Nick Compton to be given a period of time away from cricket. Following a challenging start to the 2016 season, both physically and mentally, it has been agreed that the best way forward is for Compton to spend some time away from the game. READ MORE: Anil Kumble s appointment as Team India head coach sets Twitter abuzz

Compton has featured in 16 Tests for the country so far but has had an ordinary run in the whites. He averages just over 28. The grandson of legendary cricketer Denis Compton, finds his spot in danger for the upcoming four-match Test series against Pakistan.

Middlesex director of cricket, Angus Fraser, told TalkSport, He came out of the Test series, we sat down and spoke and told him to have a few days off but earlier this week we met up and decided a longer break was needed. He cares deeply about his cricket, tried his socks off, but physically and mentally he s not where he wants to be and we think the best way forward is not to go to the nets and spend hours and hours training. Hopefully, this will refresh him and recharge him and he will come back for Middlesex and show what a fine player he is. Cricket gives you a lot of time to ruminate, especially in games that take five days, and when it s not going your way there is a lot of soul searching.