Australian batsman David Warner hopes Jonathan Trott can recover from his anxiety issues and return to cricket at the top level.

Australian batsman David Warner hopes Jonathan Trott can recover from his anxiety issues and return to cricket at the top level.

The problem forced Trott to return home early from England’s dismal Ashes tour, shortly after Warner labelled him “weak” over his batting against the pace of Mitchell Johnson in the first Test at the Gabba.

Trott attempted a comeback with Warwickshire in their opening game of the new county championship season – making 37 and 26 against Sussex – but has been forced to once again take a break from the game after a recurrence of the stress-related issue.

“It’s always disappointing to hear something like that about anyone. It doesn’t matter who they are or what job it is,” Warner told reporters in India.

“If you feel like you can’t give 100 per cent and commit 100 per cent then he’s done the right thing. What happened to him last year and what he said in his recent interview shows he’s got problems.

“I wish him all the best and I hope he can get through this and get back on the park. If not, I wish him the best for his future endeavours.

But he warned: “If he does, we’re going to keep playing the brand of cricket we do, with that aggressive, in-your-face attitude.”

Warner was keen to put behind him his “honest” but “over the top” comments in Brisbane in November.

“I’ve always been as honest as I can in the media and I’ll continue to do that,” he said.

“But my comments were probably over the top and at that time, when I didn’t know there was a problem with Trott, I said what I said.

“But that’s in the past now and we’ve moved on from that.”

Trott’s new absence from the field was confirmed on Friday in a joint statement by Warwickshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Marcus Trescothick, another high-profile England batsman to have suffered with mental health issues, has offered his assistance to Trott in his recovery process.