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.