Jonathan Trott
England batsman Jonathan Trott. [Reuters]

England batsman Jonathan has left the Ashes tour of Australia after only one Test because of a long-standing stress-related condition.

Trott scored just 19 runs in two innings as England slumped to a humiliating 381-run defeat in the first Ashes Test and appeared to struggle with the aggressive bowling of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

"I don't feel it is right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100% and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past," revealed Trott.

"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 will play an Australian Chairman's XI over two days from Friday before the second Test begins in Adelaide on 5 December.

"He needs time away from this environment and time with his family," England coach Andy Flower told the BBC.

Trott has been struggling for form for much of this year and could only manage scores of ten and nine as England were dismantled by a rampant Australia.

The England batsman was targeted by Australia's David Warner who described his seconds innings dismissal as "pretty poor and pretty weak".

Having struggled for runs in the first Test the news of Trott returning home will come as a massive blow for England who will be desperate to bounce back in Adelaide.