‘We don’t want to give them a sniff’ – Trott

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Tests against Australia have traditionally been the acid test for England batsmen, but Jonathan Trott’sbrief flirtation with Ashes cricket has so far bucked that trend, with two second-innings centuries in his only two appearances, at The Oval in 2009 and most recently at the Gabba last week.

But if any cricketer in the England team knows what it takes to begin again from scratch in Adelaide this week, it is Trott, whose unflappable desire to pile up runs irrespective of circumstance has made him indispensable at first drop in England’s order. His plan for dealing with Australia’s bowlers for the rest of the series is simple: “We don’t want to give them a sniff”.

Full story: CricInfo

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