Trott wants to face up to Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris, but insists there is no “agenda” behind his comeback.
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Former England no.3 Jonathan Trottsays he wants to make his England comeback in the upcoming Ashes series against Australia.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian, Trott says he is past the traumas of 2013 and wants to face up against Mitchell Johnson this summer.
Trott left England’s Ashes tour of Australia in 2013, citing stress and anxiety as key factors for his decision to take a break from all forms of cricket.
However, the 33-year-old now wants his England spot back following strong performances for the England Lions during its recent tour of South Africa.
“Yes, Test and one-dayers. I’d love to play again. I wouldn’t have gone on the Lions tour if I didn’t want to play for England again,” Trott told The Guardian.
“Whatever happens from here, if it happens, would be fantastic.”
The Warwickshire man is optimistic of a return to Test level, but says the chance to score runs against Australia is not part of an “agenda”.
“I want to (play for England),” he continued.
“I need to. I want to get back out there. It’s not anything to do with one individual, it’s not an agenda, I want to go out and score runs against Australia.
“You’ve got to be able to face [Ryan] Harris, [Mitchell] Starc, all the guys. I think Harris is a fantastic bowler, a better bowler than Johnson even.”
Trott scored an unbeaten 211 for the Lions against South Africa A last month and there have been calls to have him reinstated in the England side.