Trott raring to make international comeback

"I just want to play again"

“I just want to play again”

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England batsman Jonathan Trott has revealed that he is raring to make his international comeback.

Trott has not played any international cricket since he returned home midway through the last Ashes series against Australia with a stress-related illness.

However, after having a highly successful county season with Warwickshire and captaining the England Lions in two unofficial Tests against South Africa A, in which he scored a double century and a half-century, Trott is ready to start representing his country once again.

“Yes, Test and one-dayers. I’d love to play again,” Trott told The Guardian. “I wouldn’t have gone on the Lions tour if I didn’t want to play for England again. Whatever happens from here, if it happens, would be fantastic.”

But, with Gary Ballance having excelled at the number three spot during the time Trott has been out of action, the 33-year-old may have to force his way into the national team by taking Sam Robson’s opening spot.

“I just want to play again,” Trott said. “If I was asked to open then I’d open. I’d never really batted at number three before but they asked me to and I did quite well there.

“The difference between three and opening is not that much, you can go in second ball.”

Trott also made it clear that he hasn’t made any technical changes to his game.

“No, nothing, I haven’t changed a thing,” he said. “Don’t need to. Old dog, new tricks don’t really work. The only change is to enjoy my cricket and go wherever that takes me.”

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