For anyone currently scratching their heads and thinking ‘who on earth is Jonathan Trott?’, here are a couple of nuggets of information about the man they call ‘Trotters’:
- He’s yet another Saffer import, having being born in Cape Town, playing alongside Graeme Smith for Western Province and representing South Africa in World Cups at Under-15 and Under-19 level.
- New Zealand coach John Bracewell wanted Trott to qualify as a Kiwi after impressive form for Otago, where he played as an all-rounder.
- The last time a Test was played at Headingley, there was also a surprise call-up for a player with Antipodean origins – Darren Pattinson. England – be afraid, be very afraid.