Jonathan Trott makes double hundred for England Lions

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott left the 2013-14 Ashes after the first Test in Brisbane
First unofficial "Test", Paarl:
South Africa A 504-8 dec & 92-2 drew with England Lions 624-8 dec
Scorecard

Jonathan Trott completed a double century for England Lions against South Africa A to continue his push for a return to the national side.

Trott, 33, has not played for England since leaving the last Ashes tour with a stress-related illness.

But captaining the Lions, his unbeaten 211 led the tourists to 624-8 declared in reply to the hosts' 504-8 declared on the fourth and final day in Paarl.

The first in the two-match series ended in a draw.

Trott's next opportunity to win a place in the Test side will come for the tour of the West Indies in April.

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance has averaged 70 since taking Trott's spot at number three, but England may look to replace opener Sam Robson.

"England will want Trott back in," former England captain Michael Vaughan told BBC Radio 5 live. "They will be looking to see if he can fill that role alongside Alastair Cook.

"I wouldn't rule out the selectors looking at Trott to open alongside Cook.

"The only spot available at the moment is as an opener."

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