2. Jonathan Trott (England):
The South African born English cricketer, Jonathan Trott emerged as the cogwheel of England’s batting line-up when they rose to the top spot in Test cricket. It’s always a dreadful task to bat at no.3 position when a team loses an early wicket but Trott who was stationed at this critical position was someone who could bring about calm even during the storm. His solid technique and unflappable temperament was second to none. But the Warwickshire batsman had his shares of ups and downs as well. Due to a stress-related illness, the 34-year-old had to leave England’s 2012/13 Ashes tour. After that he again showcased his grit by scoring heavily in the domestic circuit which earned him the national call-up for the tour of West Indies earlier this year. Promoted to open the innings, Trott seemed no way near his best as he succumbed to three ducks in six Test innings against West Indies. Subsequently, the solid English batter announced his retirement decision.
The right-hander scored 6,792 runs and hit 13 centuries and 42 half-centuries.