Jonathan Trott appointed England batting consultant for Pakistan series

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott has been appointed as an England batting consultant for the Test series against Pakistan.

The 39-year-old averaged 44.08 in 52 Test appearances for England, scoring nine centuries including one on debut against Australia during the 2009 Ashes.

Trott also played 68 one-day internationals and seven T20Is before retiring from all forms of cricket in 2018.

England face Pakistan in the first of a three-Test series at Old Trafford on Wednesday and the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Trott would be part of the coaching team.

Head coach Chris Silverwood is also rotating his assistant coaches for the series with Graham Thorpe on duty for the opening Test and Paul Collingwood for the second and third Tests.

In terms of past coaching credentials, Trott was named batting coach of the England Under-19 team for the 2018 World Cup. He also was a part of England Lions’ coaching staff in Australia earlier this year for the red-ball leg of the tour. Trott has served in a temporary role as batting coach at Kent, Trott had a brief stint with the England side ahead of the Test against Ireland at Lord’s last year.

Trott will be joined in the England coaching set-up by former Warwickshire teammates, ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel and seamer Graeme Welch. Welch has been appointed as a fast bowling consultant and Patel will serve as England’s spin guru for the second and third Tests.