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.