Trott named England batting consultant
England cricket team is all set to take on Pakistan in a three-match Test series starting on Wednesday (August 4) at Old Trafford. Ahead of the series, former England batsman, Jonathan Trott, has been appointed batting consultant for the English side.
The 39-year old former batting legend would be taking over the position from Graham Thorpe, who would go back to being the assistant coach after a year of doubling up as the batting coach as well. Thorpe served as a batting consultant since England Cricket Board (ECB) brought their contract with Mark Ramprakash to an end back in 2019. He took over the role prior to the 2019 World Cricket Cup.
However, Thorpe remains in the position just for the first Test with Paul Collingwood named the assistant coach for the second and third Tests.
It is to be noted, Trott was an integral part of the England side that became the number one Test team in the world and also was nominated the ICC’s player of the year in 2011.
Trott who retired from international cricket back in 2015 scored 3,835 Test runs at an average of 44.08 while he averaged 51.25 from 68 one-day internationals.
Meanwhile, Trott won’t the only person who will join the coaching set-up for the upcoming series as ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed spin bowling consultant and Graeme Welch named bowling consultant ahead of the series. In extension, Bruce French is the wicketkeeping coach, and Carl Hopkinson will be the national lead fielding coach.