Warwickshire confirm Jonathan Trott to return to action on April 1
Warwickshire have confirmed that Jonathan Trott will return to cricket on 1 April in a pre-season friendly.
Last Updated: 06/03/14 2:14pm
The England batsman pulled out of the winter Ashes tour of Australia after the first Test because of a stress-related illness.
His county return from a pre-season tour of Barbados on 25 March and Trott will play his first game in a two-day friendly with Gloucestershire at Edgbaston.
He is likely to then take on Oxford MCCU at The Parks on 7-9 April before the first game of the new County Championship season against Sussex at Edgbaston on 13 April.
Trott said: "I've been overwhelmed with the kind messages of support from players, coaches and fans over the last few months, and I'm really looking forward to joining up with Warwickshire ahead of the new season.
"We've got a strong squad that's capable of challenging for trophies in all competitions, and I'm determined to play a big role and hopefully contribute to more success for the Bears in 2014 and beyond."
Dougie Brown, Warwickshire's Director of Cricket, said: "Everyone at Edgbaston will be thrilled to see Jonathan return to training after the club's pre-season tour of Barbados, and take to the field at Edgbaston in the 2014 season.
"Having met recently, he looks in great shape and is certainly hungry to score plenty of runs for Warwickshire. He's been a crucial member of the England set up for nearly five years and I am certain that he will be back as England's No 3 in the near future."
Watch a special documentary on Jonathan Trott which will include his first interview since Australia at 7pm on 16 March on Sky Sports 1.