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Jonathan Trott added to England's coaching set-up for Pakistan Tests
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Jonathan Trott added to England's coaching set-up for Pakistan Tests

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott will serve as the team's batting consultant for the three-match series against Pakistan starting on August 5.

Trott will succeed Graham Thorpe in the role with the latter set to act as a deputy to head coach Chris Silverwood for the first game given Paul Collingwood's engagement with the England side for the final ODI against Ireland.

Trott's inclusion is accompanied by the appointment of Jeetan Patel and Graeme Welch as England's spin bowling consultant and pace bowling coach respectively.

All three individuals have previously been associated with England director of cricket Ashley Giles through their stints with Warwickshire in the county circuit.

Trott remains among the finest England batsmen over the past decade as he enjoyed a successful run in international cricket since he made his debut in 2009.

The 39-year-old made his last Test appearance back in 2015 against West Indies and retired with an impressive tally of 3,835 runs at an average of 44.08 across 52 games.

He played a pivotal role in England's ascension to the No. 1 spot in the Test rankings and was also a member of their World Cup squad in the 2011 edition of the tournament.

Having had the opportunity to play alongside some of the current players in the England side, Trott will likely find it easy to gel in with the Test unit and dispense his expertise.

The first Test between Pakistan and England gets underway on Wednesday at Old Trafford.