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Trott recalled for WI tour

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (CMC):

Jonathan Trott is poised to make his return to international cricket following an 18-month break, after being named yesterday in a 16-man England squad for the tour of West Indies, starting next month.

The 33-year-old right-hander will be joined by three uncapped players - Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood - on the tour which runs from April 6 to May 3 and includes three Tests.

The squad will be led by Alistair Cook and includes Barbados-born seamer Chris Jordan and key senior players Ian Bell and James Anderson.

Trott, meanwhile, pulled out of the 2013-2014 Ashes Series following the first Test in Brisbane, suffering with a "stress-related illness".

However, he subsequently scored heavily for Warwickshire in the first-class season and also showed excellent form for England A in the tour of South Africa last year.

Five centuries

"Jonathan Trott produced some outstanding performances for Warwickshire last summer scoring five centuries and also made an unbeaten double hundred during the recent successful England Lions tour," national selector James Whitaker said.

"He is a player of proven international pedigree and we are delighted to welcome him back into the squad."

In 49 Tests, Trott has accumulated 3,763 runs an average of 46, with nine centuries.

England face West Indies in the first Test in Antigua on April 13, before travelling to Grenada for the second Test bowling off April 21. The final Test is carded for Kensington Oval in Barbados starting May 1.

SQUAD: Alastair Cook (captain) James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Balance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Adam Lyth, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Mark Wood.