We caught up with England legend (and Spectate Tour Host!) Jonathan Trott to quiz him about his favourite memories and all-time sporting favourites.

 

What’s your favourite destination to tour?

New Zealand

Favourite moment in an England shirt?

Running out Simon Katich at Adelaide in the Second Test of the 2010/11 Ashes

Which other sport do you wish you could have played professionally?

Baseball

Which sport do you most enjoy watching?

NFL

Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced?

Dale Steyn

If you could pick your all-time International Test XI, who would be in it?

Hayden, Cook, Kallis, Lara, S. Waugh, Sangakkara, Stokes, Warne, Anderson, Donald, McGrath

How much would you say the England team has changed, since you were last in it?

I don't think the team has necessarily changed, I think the world outside the team has changed, which has made the players adjust to it

In one word, what was it like making your England debut?

Exciting

Top tip for future England debutants?

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Which players at county level right now have caught your eye?

Dan Lawrence

Any thoughts on The Hundred…?

Should be interesting – I hope it takes off

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Who was your best roommate on tour?

Ed Pollock

And worst?

Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Is there one special memory from your playing days that particularly sticks out?

Being in the Sydney changing room after the 2010/11 Ashes – there was so much cigar smoke in there that we couldn't see Andy Flower talking to the team!

Which sporting events are on your bucket list?

The Ryder Cup, and the World Series in baseball

Who’s your all-time favourite (non-cricketing) sportsperson?

Derek Jeter

How are you passing the time during self-isolation?!

Keeping fit, and playing a lot of F1 Manager and Xbox

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Las Vegas

Best holiday you’ve ever been on?

A safari holiday that was actually recommended to me by the Spectate team!

Where’s on your travel bucket list?

Definitely the Maldives

Best meal you’ve ever eaten?

Eating at Yellowtail at the Bellagio, Las Vegas was incredible

What’s one thing you can’t travel without?

Sleeping tablets

If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?

Bill Walsh, Bill Belichick and Tiger Woods

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