Jonathan Trott has been recalled to the England Test squad for its tour of the West Indies next month.
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It’s the first time the 34-year-old has been called up since he withdrew from the 2013-14 Ashes series with a stress-related illness.
“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,” England selector James Whitaker said in a statement.
“He is a player of proven international pedigree and we are delighted to welcome him back into the squad.”
The uncapped trio of Durham quick Mark Wood, Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth and Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid were also included.
Eight players from England’s disastrous World Cup campaign have retained their places however Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes will miss the tour due to injury.
“This series marks the start of a busy period of Test Match cricket for the England team and I am sure that Alastair and the players will all be keen to build on the success they enjoyed last summer against India,” Whitaker said.
“Adam, Adil and Mark are all players who have performed impressively over the last 12 months and they will now have an opportunity to push for a regular place in the Test side’s starting line-up.”
ENGLAND TEST SQUAD:
Alastair Cook (Essex) (c), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Tredwell (Kent), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)