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Jonathan Trott Must Earn His Spot - Peter Moores

Jonathan Trott Must Earn His Spot - Peter Moores
Despite Trott’s consistent performances in the county season, Moores stressed that the 33-year-old batsman will have to fight for his spot in the line-up.
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England coach Peter Moores has stated that there wont be any easy way back to the starting line-up for batsman Jonathan Trott who has recently made a comeback to the Test squad.

England coach Peter Moores has stated that there wont be any easy way back to the starting line-up for batsman Jonathan Trott who has recently made a comeback to the Test squad.

Trott, who is making his return to international cricket after a gap of approximately 15 months, was picked in the squad for the tour of West Indies starting this month.

Despite Trott’s consistent performances in the county season, Moores stressed that the 33-year-old batsman will have to fight for his spot in the line-up.

"We know we've got a fantastic cricketer,” said Moores

“He's had a great Test match record, and he's going through the right stuff

"He's played for Warwickshire, performed well and been one of their top players again.”  

Having represented England in 49 Tests, Trott has an aggregate of 3763 runs at an impressive average of 46.45 with nine centuries and 18 fifties.

The solid right-hander hasn’t played a Test match since November 2013 when he returned home after the first Ashes Test in Australia citing stress-related illness.

Trott made a return to competitive cricket last season for his county side Warwickshire compiling 628 runs at an impressive average of 44.85 runs per match.

His consistent performances in the county season followed by an impressive stint for the England ‘A’ side earned him a Test recall.

The first Test of the three-match series between England and West Indies kicks-off on 13th April at Antigua.

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