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Cricket: Give Trott time and space to recover from stress illness, urges Cook

Published on Dec 4, 2013 5:08 PM
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England captain Alastair Cook said today it was important to give Jonathan Trott (above) time and space to recover from a  stress illness that had forced him out of the Ashes series in Australia. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ADELAIDE (AFP) - England captain Alastair Cook said today it was important to give Jonathan Trott time and space to recover from a stress illness that had forced him out of the Ashes series in Australia.

He left the tour after he twice fell cheaply to Mitchell Johnson in England's heavy 381-run loss to Australia in the first Test in Brisbane.

His display was blasted as "poor and weak" by Australian batsman David Warner, in comments that drew censure from Cook and England head coach Andy Flower.

Trott has been granted indefinite leave by the England and Wales Cricket Board and Cook said his troubles had given his team-mates a dose of reality.

 
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