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CRICKET: England batsman leaves Ashes tour of Australia

Published:Monday | November 25, 2013 | 1:21 PM

England's Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition.

Trott departed Brisbane last night after England's 381-run defeat in the first Test at the Gabba.

He fell twice for low scores against the short-pitched bowling of Mitchell Johnson and his ability to combat fast bowling came under heavy scrutiny.

The 32-year-old batsman says it is not right for him to be playing knowing that he is not 100 per cent.

England has no immediate plans to call up a replacement.

The England team management has been aware for the bulk of Trott's international career that he has been struggling with a stress-related condition.

England team director Andy Flower denied that the decision had anything to do with Australian batsman David Warner's comments that Trott looked "poor and weak" during the first Test.


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