Trott set for county cricket return

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iol spt june29 Trott Getty Images Jonathan Trott is hoping to earn an England recall after being named in the England Lions squad for their tour of SA. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

London – Warwickshire have named England batsman Jonathan Trott in their 13-strong squad for Sunday's County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

The 33-year-old Trott was said to be taking an “indefinite break” from the game after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness which forced his early departure from the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia.

On May 17 Warwickshire confirmed he had returned to training, but no mention was made as to when he would likely return to the crease.

Trott hit the headlines when he left the England camp after the first Ashes Test in Brisbane last November.

He made a short-lived comeback at the start of the current county season before deciding again that he could not continue.

A joint statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board and Warwickshire in April said: “At the completion of the match between Warwickshire and Sussex on April 16, 2014 - in which he played - Jonathan experienced a repeat of stress-related symptoms which were diagnosed during England's Ashes series in Australia in the winter.

“Jonathan will now undergo further treatment to assist with his long-term rehabilitation.”

Trott said at that time: “It was with the best intentions and hope that I returned to cricket with Warwickshire.

“Much to my disappointment, since my first game, I have felt the same anxieties that occurred during my time in Australia.” – Sapa-AFP

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