28 Jul 2019

Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott on the ‘psychological trauma’ of test cricket

Fresh from winning the Cricket World Cup for the first time ever, England’s players are now gearing up for another huge challenge: the Ashes series against Australia which begins on Tuesday.

But what physical and mental toll does such pressure take on the team? A new documentary, The Edge, looks at the extraordinary rise of the England Men’s Test Cricket Team a decade ago, from the depths of the rankings to world number one – and how quickly it all fell apart.

Batsman Jonathan Trott was one of that team. In November 2013 he experienced a personal low that saw him walk away from the team and international cricket. He speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy.