Jonathan Trott Gets England Recall for West Indies Test Tour
Jonathan Trott was recalled to the 16-man squad for a three-Test tour of the West Indies starting April 13. He was out for 18 months due to stress-related illness.
Jonathan Trott was on Wednesday named in the England Test squad for the first time since having to withdraw from the 2013-14 Ashes series with a stress-related condition.
The South Africa-born batsman was recalled by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as part of a 16-man party for a three-Test tour of the West Indies starting next month.
All-rounder Ben Stokes was also included, along with the uncapped trio of Durham fast bowler Mark Wood, Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid and Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth.
Captain Alastair Cook returns as well, having been left out of the 50-over squad for the ongoing Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where England crashed out in the first round.
England squad: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Adam Lyth, Liam Plunkett, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Mark Wood
England itinerary (date, match, location):
April 6-7: 2-day warm-up St Kitts
April 8-9: 2-day warm-up St Kitts
April 13-17: 1st Test Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
April 21-25: 2nd Test Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
May 1-5: 3rd Test Kensington Oval, Barbados