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Jonathan Trott in England Lions

The English selectors have dropped hints that Jonathan Trott might be brought in the mix soon in test match cricket for England. The Warwickshire player has been given a place in the England Lions squad that will be travelling to South Africa to play a few first class games.

Although the selection in the Lions’ squad is not a guarantee that Trott would be back for England’s next test assignment, but, it surely means that he is on the fringes.

However, the next two test series that England has to play are against West Indies and Australia respectively.

The series against Australia would again be a high profile one and there would be huge pressure on the players and more importantly, Mitchell Johnson would again be steaming in with his tail up.

So, would it be right for the selectors to get Trott in the thick of things for that series? That’s the question.

It is understood that it was the nasty short stuff by Mitchell Johnson in the ODI series in England and then, in the Ashes series in Australia last year that had shaken Trott mentally.

Now, to get him to face that same bowler again in just a year’s time, it would certainly be a little tough on him. But, that’s professional cricket is all about.

However, even if Trott returns, where he would bat? His batting position of no. 3 has been taken by Garry Balance now and the rest of the batting positions in the England batting line up are also well occupied.

An opener’s place is up for grabs, but, Trott has never opened on a regular basis even at the first class level. So, he would be a bit reluctant to open at the test level especially when he is coming back from such a horrific illness.

But, one thing is for sure, for his contributions to England cricket in the past, Trott deserves at least one more opportunity.

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Trott Comeback Doesn’t Seem Possible

Jonathan Trott has been scoring tons of runs playing in the domestic circuit of late, but, despite that, his comeback in the England test side doesn’t seem to be very much possible with all the young players doing so well.

The players who were drafted into the English middle order after the Ashes disaster were Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali.

Ballance has had fun batting at that one down slot throughout the summer as he has scored 3 hundreds and the same number of fifties.

Moeen though hasn’t quite blossomed, but, he has won England matches with the ball and thus, there is no chance that the England selectors are going to think about replacing him at least in the next couple of series.

However, there is one slot which Trott can hope to make a claim for and that is the opening slot.

Sam Robson who opened for England this summer didn’t look a promising player. He got a hundred against Sri Lanka, but, against India, he didn’t have any clue about his off stick.

Trott has been a top order player for ages. So, he will not have to make big adjustments to be able to open the innings.

However, all this would happen only if Trott finds himself ready for test cricket. He was supposed to be available for England this summer, but, citing the same symptoms because of which he had to return back from Australia, he decided to remain away from international cricket for some more time.

Not only in test cricket, Trott can be pretty handy for England in One Day Cricket too if he gets healthy. However, as things stand now, one can’t assume him to be playing in the World Cup 2015 in Australia-New Zealand.