England batsman Jonathan Trott has retired from international cricket effective immediately after his disappointing performances during the tour of the West Indies.
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Trott only returned to the England side in April following a long-term break in the game after he suffered a stress-related illness during the 2013/14 Ashes series in Australia.
The 34-year-old managed just 72 runs in three Tests in the Carribean, including three ducks.
Trott said while his decision to return to England did not work out, he wished his teammates all the best for the upcoming Ashes series.
“This was a tough decision but I don’t feel my game is at the level needed to play for England,” Trott said in an ECB statement.
“I was honoured to come back and play international cricket again and I’m disappointed it didn’t work out.
“I want to wish the lads all the very best for what will be an incredibly exciting summer.
“I’ve had incredible highs and some real lows in an England shirt but wouldn’t change a thing. I look forward to continuing my career at Warwickshire and hopefully helping us win more silverware.”
England skipper Alastair Cook said it was an “honour” to have played alongside the South African-born batsman and would be missed by all within English cricket.
“It has been an absolute honour to play alongside Trotty in every one of his 52 Tests,” Cook said.
“He can be incredibly proud of all he has achieved in his career and it is no coincidence that his time in international cricket has seen the team achieve some very special things often with Trotty at the heart of our success on and off the field.
“I speak on behalf of this current team and all those who have shared a dressing-room with him over the years when I say it was a privilege to play alongside him.
“He’ll be sorely missed by all in England cricket and our supporters will thank him for some incredible memories.”
Trott played 52 Tests for England, scoring 3,835 runs at an average of 44.08 since making his debut in the 2009 Ashes series.
He was named international cricketer of the year in 2011 and also played 68 one-day internationals.