Jonathan Trott Biography
Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott was born on 22 April 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former English international cricketer, who currently plays for Warwickshire in domestic cricket. He is a right-hand batsman who bowls occasional medium-pace.
In 2011, he was awarded the ICC Cricketer of the Year.
In 2002, he debuted for Warwickshire second-XI and got a record score of 245. On his County Championship debut the following year he scored 134 for Warwickshire. In 2002 season, he took seven wickets with his less frequent seam bowling.
During the 2005 season Trott made four centuries for Warwickshire, coming to limelight driving his best to 152 against Glamorgan before taking it to 210 against Sussex. He scored 1,161 first-class runs in that season second only to Nick Knight. Before his international career began, Trott had hit 8,121 first-class runs.
He was selected in June 2007 for England’s one day squad for the series against the West Indies. Trott was named in the 2009 Ashes against Australia team for the decisive Ashes Test at the Oval and made his debut there. During the first innings, Trott batted through tough periods, scoring 41 runs before being dismissed by Simon Katich.
Trott made scoreless four deliveries in the rain-affected two-match Twenty20 International.
Rise to Glory
In the first Test of the 2010 home season at Lord’s against Bangladesh, he scored his second Test century – a career best 226 and also took his first test wicket.
He became the mainstay of the England batting lineup, especially in Test cricket for a few years after that, and was instrumental in the team’s Ashes victory at home in 2013, as he anchored the English batting line-up from the number three slot.
Such was Trott’s impact on the team that England have still not found a regular number three batsman to take over his position, as no one has been able to perform at the level that Trott did, with the consistency that he did.
Trott was in the England squad of 2013 ICC Champions trophy. He scored 43 and helped England win their opening game against Australia. He made 76 in the next game against Sri Lanka, although it was a losing affair. England got place in the semi-finals by defeating New Zealand, which they again won with Trott leading 82*. However, England lost final against India finishing runners up.
The 2013-14 Ashes series will remain the lowest ebb in Trott’s career, as he played only one Test match in the series, before leaving Australia, citing concerns over his mental health. He has never been the same player since, even during his comeback in the Caribbean a couple of years later.