JONATHAN Trott is expected to make his comeback against Gloucestershire in April after leaving England’s Ashes tour early with a stress related illness.

South Africa-born Trott, 32, left Australia after one Test, but is planning to play in Warwickshire’s pre-season friendlies, starting with a two-day match against Gloucestershire at Edgbaston on April 1 and 2.

Former England batsman Amiss, who is chairman of Trott's benefit committee at Warwickshire, told the Daily Telegraph: "Jonathan is going back to South Africa for a school reunion and the plan is then for him to come back and train with Warwickshire and to play in their friendly matches.”

England will be closely monitoring the progress of Trott, who has been among their most consistent performers since making his Test debut back in 2009, scoring 3,763 runs at an average of over 46.