Trott recovered, ready to earn his 50th Test cap


England batsman Jonathan Trott admits he had unrealistic expectations of himself, that is why he had a mental breakdown that caused him to miss more than year of cricket on the international scene.

Trott is hoping that he can complete his recovery by being selected in the starting team for England's first Test against the West Indies starting on Monday in Antigua.

The 33 year-old left the 2013/2014 Ashes tour of Australia suffering from depression and only came back at the back end of last season in domestic cricket with some strong performances for county side Warwickshire.

That form earned him a place in the 15-man England squad on their current tour to the Windies, and Trott struck 72 in a warm-up match against St Kitts to present a strong case for him to earn his 50th Test cap.

Trott told Sky Sports: "I set myself unrealistically high expectations that I couldn't achieve. I wanted to average more; 70, 80, 90. When I went into the Ashes and everyone was saying I averaged 90 against Australia so I thought I had to get 90 every time.

"You hope it's something you will never have to go through but it makes you a stronger person. It was a real challenge to be here but the challenge starts now.

"I've been tested on and off the field and had to go through the ringer to get here. So, yes I feel really confident I can cope and do really well."