Jonathan Trott, arguably England’s finest No.3 batsman has announced retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. Although Trott’s last appearance for England was a Test match against West Indies in 2015, he continued playing for Warwickshire in the County Championship.
The South African-born English cricketer has amassed over 6,000 runs for England across all three formats and was also named as the ICC Cricketer of the year in 2011.
Overall, Trott has represented England in 52 Tests, scoring 3,835 runs at an average of almost 45 with nine centuries and 19 fifties to his name. In 68 ODIs, he amassed 2,819 runs at an incredible average of 51.25 with four centuries and 22 fifties. Despite this impressive record, his last ODI for England came in 2013 against Australia at Cardiff.
The 37 year-old has also represented England in T20Is. It was a short-lived career for him in the shortest format, as he only played seven T20Is and finished with an average of 23 and a dismal strike rate of 95.
Though Trott has not been part of the English team for a few years, he will join Alastair Cook and Paul Collingwood as pre-eminent England cricketers to bid adieu to international cricket this year.