Trott Named In England Lions Squad

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott is set to feature as part of the England Lions squad that heads to South Africa this winter
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Jonathan Trott will continue his successful return to cricket following a "stress-related illness" by taking his place as part of England's touring Lions squad this winter.

Trott, who has played 49 Tests, 68 One-Day Internationals and seven Twenty20 Internationals, has been out of international action since last year.

He returned home from England's tour of Australia and missed part of the start of Warwickshire's season.

When he did return to county action, however, he scored 628 runs in nine first-class matches and will be part of the first-class Lions squad that will play against South Africa A.

Along with Trott, Middlesex opener Sam Robson and Kent leg-spinner Adam Riley are included in the squad to play two first-class matches that open the tour.

They will then be replaced by Lancashire's Stephen Parry, Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel and Surrey's Jason Roy as the team moves on to play five one-day games.

Sussex CCC's Mark Robinson will coach the squad.

England Lions first-class squad: Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Sam Billings, Jack Brooks, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Craig Overton, Liam Plunkett, Boyd Rankin, Adil Rashid, Adam Riley, Sam Robson, Jonathan Trott, James Vince

England Lions one-day squad: Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Sam Billings, Jack Brooks, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Craig Overton, Stephen Parry, Samit Patel, Liam Plunkett, Boyd Rankin, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, James Vince

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