Jonathan Trott has found himself opening the batting for England after his comeback.
And, there’s the possibility that he would continue at that position in the Ashes series too.
Trott used to bat one down until he was hit by that depression issue in the middle of the Australian tour 2013.
It took him one and half years to revive himself from that, but, during that period, Garry Ballance secured that no. 3 spot, scoring regular hundreds, leaving no option for the team management, but, to push Trott upwards to the opening slot.
Trott was actually lucky that there was a vacancy at the top of the order with Sam Robson failing the previous season.
If Robson had gone well and had established himself as the opening partner of Cook, Trott might not have got himself into the playing XI at all.
And, even now, Trott will have to go well to make sure that he stays in the XI for the Ashes games.
There’s no guarantee. He had not been playing international Cricket for a long time, Trott and he is coming back from a mental issue. So, nobody knows how ready he is.
Until, he gets a couple of big knocks under his belt and shows everyone that he is fine for this level again, there will always be a few murmurs about his selection.
He has registered a couple of ducks in the first two test matches that he has played against West Indies, but, that happens with a player coming back. It takes a while for the nerves to get settled.
With the amount of skills Trott has, he will find his mojo again, but, the only thing which his fans might be worried about is the possible return of depression especially if he goes on long overseas tours.