Trott poised for April return

  • Last Updated: February 26 2014, 17:54 GMT

Jonathan Trott is expected to make his return to competitive cricket in April and is hungry to get his place in the England side back.

Jonathan Trott: Retains his hunger to impress for England
Jonathan Trott: Retains his hunger to impress for England

Trott left England's disastrous Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness after the first Test in Brisbane, when he suffered a thorough going-over by paceman Mitchell Johnson and totalled only 19 runs.

He was not considered for England's tour of the West Indies but Dennis Amiss, chairman of Trott's 2014 Benefit Committee, is confident he will be back at the start of April and in good nick by the time the County Championship season starts.

They face Gloucestershire in a friendly at Edgbaston on April 1 and 2 before a first-class clash with Oxford University and their Division One opener against Sussex on April 13.

Trott will not, though, be with Warwickshire on their pre-season tour in Barbados as he has been granted time to go on holiday with his family.

"He's still very hungry," Amiss said. "He wants to continue succeeding both for Warwickshire and for England.

"He's doing very well. He's had a great rest, which is very important, and he is raring to go again.

"I think it was essentially burnout. 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."

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