Playing his first game for an England side since leaving the 2013-14 Ashes tour with 'stress-related illness', England Lions skipper Jonathon Trott hit 79 off 127 deliveries as the domestic side drew their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto, South Africa.
Jonathan Trott returned to the crease on an overseas tour but lasted only 20 minutes as he scored just six before being dismissed playing for the England Lions against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto on Monday.
England`s limited overs coach Ashley Giles has reportedly hinted that bowler Boyd Rankin and all-rounder Ben Stokes may still strengthen their claims for a place in the squad for the return Ashes series with their performances in the one-day series defeat by Australia.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who was the acting captain of the Australian side in their two-day tour match against England Lions, said that he did not believe the batsmen will be further demoralised by another disappointing display in the non-first class fixture.
Disgraced England spinner Monty Panesar has reportedly been omitted from the England Lions squad to face Australia in a two-day match at Northampton this weekend following his urinating on two nightclub bouncers last week.