Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 22, 1981. He is a former English international cricketer who now plays domestic cricket for Warwickshire. He bats right-handed and bowls medium-pace on occasion.
He was named ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2011.
In 2002, he made his Warwickshire second-XI debut and set a new record with a score of 245. The next year, he made his County Championship debut for Warwickshire, making 134 runs. With his less regular seam bowling, he took seven wickets in the 2002 season.
Trott scored four centuries for Warwickshire in 2005, with his highest of 152 against Glamorgan and 210 against Sussex putting him in the spotlight. In that season, he was second only to Nick Knight with 1,161 first-class runs. Trott had hit 8,121 first-class runs prior to his international debut.
In June 2007, he was appointed to England’s one-day squad for a series against the West Indies. Trott was chosen for the 2009 Ashes against Australia squad and made his debut at the Oval in the decisive Ashes Test. Trott batted through some difficult times in the first innings, accumulating 41 runs before being dismissed by Simon Katich.
Trott delivered four scoreless deliveries in the two-match Twenty20 International, which was plagued by rain.
Rise to Glory
He posted his second Test century – a career-best 226 – and took his first test wicket in the first Test of the 2010 home season against Bangladesh at Lord’s.
He became a mainstay of England’s batting lineup for a few years after that, particularly in Test cricket, and was crucial in the team’s Ashes victory at home in 2013, anchoring the English batting line-up from the number three slot.
Trott’s effect on the team was so great that England has yet to find a consistent number three batsman to take his place, as no one has been able to succeed at the same pace or with the same quality as Trott.
Trott was a member of England’s ICC Champions Trophy team in 2013. He scored 43 points in England’s first game against Australia, which they won. In the next game, against Sri Lanka, he scored 76 runs, despite the fact that it was a defeat. England qualified for the semi-finals by beating New Zealand, which they won for the second time with Trott winning by 82 points. England, on the other hand, lost in the final to India and finished second.
The 2013-14 Ashes series will go down in history as Trott’s lowest point in his career, as he only played one Test match before leaving Australia due to mental health issues. Even after his return in the Caribbean a few years later, he has never been the same player.