Jonathan Trott now appointed as England's batting consultant for the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan
Old Trafford: Former England batsman, Jonathan Trott, has been designated the responsibility as England's batting consultant for the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday (August 4) at Old Trafford.
Trott, who played 52 Test matches for England, would be taking over the job from Graham Thorpe, who would now take up the role of an assistant coach. Thorpe, however, occupies the position only for the first Test as Paul Collingwood has been named as the assistant coach for the latter two tests.
Trott, a technically correct batsman, scored almost 19,000 first-class runs in his career. The right-handed batsman marked his international debut in 2009 with a century against Australia in an Ashes victory at home. He was a key member of the England side that became the number one Test team in the world. Trott was named the ICC player of the year in 2011. He retired from international cricket with 3,835 runs at an average of 44.08 in Tests and 2,819 runs at an average of 51.25 in one-day internationals. He finished his First-Class career in 2018 with 18,662 runs.
Trott will be accompanied by Ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel and Warwickshire seamer Graeme Welch in the coaching set-up. While Welch has been named pace bowling consultant, Patel will look into the spin bowling department for only the second and third Tests. The first Test between England and Pakistan begins at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday.