Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott will join the England coaching staff as Batting Coach for the ICC Under-19s World Cup in New Zealand next month, working alongside Sussex coach and former England bowler Jon Lewis, who has been appointed Head Coach.
Trott, who scored 1,097 First Class and 308 List A runs for the Bears last season, joined the Lions batsmen at their training camp in Loughborough last month before their departure for Australia. The Under-19s, including Warwickshire batsman Liam Banks, are currently in South Africa playing in a Tri-Series as they continue their preparations for the World Cup. The team won their opening match against Namibia in Potchefstroom yesterday.
"Trotty was invited to help the Lions in their preparations for Australia by Andy Flower, and made a really positive impression on all the players and coaches during their week at the Performance Centre, so it’s good to be able to offer him the opportunity to gain further coaching experience at a World Cup."
England fly to New Zealand on January 2 and play warm-up games against Ireland and Sri Lanka before three group matches against Namibia, Bangladesh and Canada, all in Queenstown. The World Cup final is in Tauranga on February 3.
David Parsons, the ECB’s Performance Director, said: “We are delighted that Jon Lewis and Jonathan Trott have accepted our invitations to join the England Under-19s at the World Cup, and grateful to their counties Sussex and Warwickshire for releasing them to do so.
“Trotty was invited to help the Lions in their preparations for Australia by Andy Flower, and made a really positive impression on all the players and coaches during their week at the Performance Centre, so it’s good to be able to offer him the opportunity to gain further coaching experience at a World Cup – and to share his considerable international experience with our next generation of batsmen.
“We are also indebted to Richard Dawson for stepping up at short notice as head coach in South Africa, and also to James Taylor, Neil Killeen and Chris Taylor for their work with the squad. Not only do these experiences offer great learning opportunities for talented young players, but they are also excellent exposure to international cricket for aspiring coaches.”