Sydney: England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the tour of Australia with a "stress-related illness", it was announced on Monday, a day after the tourists suffered one of their biggest Ashes defeats. (Read: Michael Clarke fined by ICC over 'sledging')
The shock departure, which echoes a situation involving Marcus Trescothick in 2006-2007, comes after Trott made scores of 10 and nine in the first Test match which England lost by 381 runs. (Read: Media hail 'high and mighty' Australia)
"Jonathan Trott has returned from England's current tour of Australia with a stress-related illness," said a tweet from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). (Read: Michael Clarke defends 'arm break' sledge, sees no animosity with England)
"Trott will take a break from cricket for the foreseeable future and will take no further part in the tour... Trott's return to cricket will be determined in due course."