Trott recovery was a ‘foregone conclusion’


The psychiatrist that worked with Jonathan Trott, Steven Peters, says the England batsman should be lauded for all the work he has done to get back into International cricket.

The 33 year-old Trott will make his comeback into the senior England team, after he was selected for in the 16-man squad for a three Test tour  to the West Indies that starts on the 13 April.

The right-handed batsman suffered a mental disorder on the 2013/2014 Ashes tour to Australia, and has been receiving treatment from Peters ever since.

After playing a few county matches for Warwickshire towards the end of last season, he was selected to captain the England Lions team on a tour to South Africa in January this year.

Peters says it was a 'foregone conclusion' that Trott would make make progress with his recovery, and being selected for England shows that his determination has paid off.

The psychiatrist said: "It was a foregone conclusion to me that he would make massive progress – I just hoped that he would then perform as he has been doing and justify his place. Now he has done that. It's a credit to the man.

"It's a credit to the man. You can have periods in sport, sometimes a whole season, when things just aren't happening and you're just digging even harder to make it happen again – that's effectively what Jonathan has done.

"From a psychological point of view, Jonathan is quite robust and certainly determined. It was just a case of giving him the tools to understand what was going on."