Jonathan Trott says he is keen on adding silverwarefor Warwickshire this season despite playing in his 18th first-class season.
For as long as we have known Trott has focused on every season since he ended his England career after raking in 52 appearances. He battled a stress related illness, partly informing the decision.
Trott seems to be in the mood to replicate another Warwickshire Royal London Cup success amid talks of a new deal that would keep him at Edgbaston until 2018. He seems very comfortable with the management with familiar faces all over. Jim Troughton was appointed head coach and Ian Bell is leading the team with an experienced hand in Ashley Giles, after time with England and Lancashire, as director of cricket.
On when he would throw in the towel, he said: “I don’t know – I take it one step at a time. I’ve had a chat with Ash and Troughts and I’m looking forward to the season, very much so.” He said it was “fantastic” that Ian was the skipper then proceeded to add that he would exit for the youngsters at the right time.
“I’m certainly that type of guy who will get out of the way and let the guys coming in take over playing for Warwickshire when the time is right,” he said.
On Henry Brookes, he opined that the youngster is talented, adding that it was refreshing that he was a Warwickshire product. Jokingly, he said he has been “playing professional cricket for longer than he’s been alive.”
After failures in three finals, Trott was glad that he had an unbeaten 82 off 100 to help Warwickshire get an eight wicket win last term against Surrey at the Royal London One day Cup final. He had a total tally of 975 at 44.31 but Warwickshire failed to qualify at the NatWest T20 Blast. He added that the plan this season was to “play consistent cricket over all three formats.”