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Trott announces retirement from international cricket


Bridgetown (Barbados), May 5 : England batsman Jonathan Trott has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket following the conclusion of the series against the West Indies.

"This was a tough decision to make but I don’t feel my game is at the level you need to be at to play for England. I was honoured to be given the opportunity to come back and play international cricket again and I’m disappointed it didn’t work out,” Trott was quoted as saying on Monday by ecb.co.uk.

Trott played 52 Tests, 68 One-Day-Internationals (ODI) and seven Twenty20 Internationals in a career that began in 2007. The 34-year-old batsman made his Test debut during the 2009 Ashes and made an immediate impact, scoring the first of his nine centuries.

“I’ve had incredible highs and some real lows in an England shirt but wouldn’t change a thing. I look forward to continuing my career at Warwickshire and hopefully helping us win more silverware,” Trott said.

Trott went on to become a vital part of a Test side that won an Ashes series away from home for the first time in 24 years, reached No.1 in the world and won a Test series in India for the first time in 27 years.

The Warwickshire batsman was also the lynchpin of England’s ODI team, helping the side to the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy.

“It has been an absolute honour to play alongside Trotty in every one of his 52 Tests. He can be incredibly proud of all he has achieved in his career and it is no coincidence that his time in international cricket has seen the team achieve some very special things," England Test captain Alastair Cook said.

“I speak on behalf of this current team and all those who have shared a dressing room with him over the years when I say it was a privilege to play alongside him. He’ll be sorely missed by all in England cricket and our supporters will thank him for some incredible memories.”

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