Monday, July 18, 2011

Trott knows how to play his England role

England star Jonathan Trott is dreaming of putting on a great show in the forthcoming Test series with India, and given his recent form he has every reason to be positive.

The home side are testing themselves against the side ranked as the best Test side in the world according to the International Cricket Council rankings and England know a 2-0 or 3-1 win in the four-Test series will see them usurp the visitors and take that top spot.

Trott is likely to be one of the key batsman for Andrew Strauss's side in the Test series and he will be looking to continue his record of averaging over 60 in Test cricket. Those looking at the cricket betting promotions will wonder how long he can keep it up.

The Warwickshire man reckons the Test series will be a "great advert" for cricket as England look to continue on the impetus from their Ashes win and series victory over Sri Lanka. The cricket odds indicate it could be a close series.

The batsman adds he knows his role in the side and recognises the importance of "putting your foot down" if needed during five-day Test games.

"My job at number three in the England team is to bat as long as possible and get the most runs," added Trott.

"Sometimes it might go a bit slowly but also I know the right time to up the ante."

The first Test match of the series gets underway at Lords on July 21st, with matches at Trent Bridge, Edgbaston and the Oval continuing throughout July and August.

Following that is a series of One-day and Twenty20 matches, where England will look to develop under their respective captains of Alistair Cook and Stuart Broad.

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