Jonathan Trott has returned to Warwickshire as a batting consultant for the men's squad.

Trott, who retired in 2018 with a haul of 18,662 first-class runs and more than 12,000 more in List A and T20 cricket, performed a similar role for England during their winter tour of the subcontinent. He had previously had spells as batting coach with the U19 and Lions sides and was part of the England coaching team at various times during the 2020 international season. He was also batting coach at Kent in 2019.

While Trott missed out on the role of Elite Batting Coach at the ECB - the job was given to Marcus Trescothick - he stood in for Trescothick during the limited-overs leg of the India tour after Trescothick suffered a family bereavement. Although Trott has no official role with England, it would be no surprise if he was called-in for further short-term engagements to allow breaks for the full-time coaching staff.

The son of a professional batting coach, Trott has coached from a young age. Growing up in Cape Town, he ran sessions alongside Bob Woolmer and was credited by Dom Sibley for his help after he graduated to the England team.

Trott will now bring his experience, including 52 Test caps between 2009 and 2015, back to the county game in support of Warwickshire's coaching team of Mark Robinson, Graeme Welch, Tony Frost and Ian Westwood.

"It means a huge amount to me to return to Warwickshire, in this new role as a consultant," said Trott. "There's a lot of talented players in the squad, some of whom I know well from my time within the playing ranks. I'm very excited to have this opportunity and to hopefully supporting the Bears on our journey to becoming a team that consistently challenges for trophies again."

Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, said: "Jonathan knows exactly what it takes to win trophies with Warwickshire and England. He will be a great support and mentor to the players and he could play a significant role in developing several members of the squad.

"Since finishing his playing career at Edgbaston in 2018, Jonathan has also gone away and built a strong coaching portfolio, which has included county cricket with Kent and home and overseas series with England. We're very happy to have him back with the Bears."