Jonathan Trott has left England's Ashes tour due to a stress-related illness.

The tourists' number three batsman has endured an ongoing battle with the illness for some time and is to take a break from cricket for the "foreseeable future".

Trott, 32, made just 19 runs in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba as he twice fell cheaply to Mitchell Johnson.

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  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England hooks Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England hooks Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Shane Watson of Australia has words with Jonathan Trott of England after being dismissed by Chris Tremlett of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England chases the ball during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England chases the ball during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 3

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    England's batsman Jonathan Trott leaves the ground following his dismissal during day three of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 23, 2013. IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Jonathan Trott of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Jonathan Trott of England walks off the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 2

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: Jonathan Trott of England looks dejected after being dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England fields during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England looks on during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England runs after the ball during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • Australia v England - First Test: Day 1

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Jonathan Trott of England gestures to the crowd during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)


His batting was subsequently described as "poor" and "weak" by Australia opener David Warner, who has been branded "gobby" by former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

Hugh Morris, managing director of England cricket, said: "The cricket side of things is unimportant now, all that matters is that Jonathan is given the time, support and space he needs to recover.

"The ECB will provide all the assistance we can to help Jonathan and his family through this period. Jonathan has asked for privacy while he recovers, and I would urge everyone to respect that."

Trott himself said: "I don't feel it is right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100 per cent and I cannot currently operate on the level that I have done in the past.

"My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery. I want to wish my team-mates all the very best for the remainder of the tour."

England have no plans at this stage to replace Trott in their squad.

The situation is similar to Marcus Trescothick's Ashes experience in 2006, when he flew home following two tour matches, citing a "recurrence of a stress-related illness".

Trescothick later confirmed he was diagnosed as clinically depressed, and he never played for England again.

Michael Yardy also returned home from the World Cup in 2011 after suffering from depression.