Jonathan Trott: Getting big first innings will be critical to succeed in India in the upcoming test series IND vs ENG


On Wednesday, England’s batting Consultant Jonathan Trott, posting big first-innings complete and countering the sinners will be significant to England’s odds in the upcoming Test series against India. After Trott’s team training session he spoke to media and he was asked about the message being given to the players. “This thing varies player to player. For some it’s the first tour of India and some have been quite a few times. Different player different comments but the fundamentals of playing in India are very similar. Big runs, early on, first innings like everywhere else in the world but it is very, very important in India,” Trott said during a virtual press conference.

He also added, “And playing spin, having your own method and able to execute that under pressure is most important thing.”

While Trott focused on taking care of the turn challenge adequately, he was additionally remained about India’s deadly speed assault , riding on which the hosts did extremely well in the new past

“We saw their pace attack in Australia were very impressive. They are talented, all-round with these ball. That’s crucial to prepare for both, confront the new ball, spin in the middle, skill has to be very very high and playing in the heat and humidity of Chennai, you have to be very fit and strong.”

Talking about captain Joe Root he said, “Baby Faced you wont say he has played 100 matches. But not surprised one bit. In warm up games he impressed everybody. He has gone from strength to strength. The way he leads his eam. He has passion for the game, still wants to improve. We are lucky to have player like him.”

Trott was asked if his batting would be key in India. in recent series in Sri Lanka, Root struck two double hundreds.

“Captaining in India is a skill in itself, situations, rotating bowlers. He has done good, we saw that Sri Lanka. Seems to be natural, his captaincy and decision making. It’s going to be a real challenge but we have the confidence in Joe. Can’t wait to get started.”

Batting in India is considered key, yet Trott said having a balance would be important.

“you have to make sure that you have right options of bowlers as well, it is paramount when it comes to winning Test matches. You try to get balance and players like Ben Strokes adds the balance. Key is to come up with good game plan as a batter and chip on and hold on, understand what your role is.”

He said, “I think the more people we can get watching the game is a great idea and fantastic for the sport.”

“I am sure that it is going to be thrilling for everyone. Specially for people in lockdown, hopefully they can  watch it and we can get the nation behind the side and give a little bit back in what is quite a testing time all around the world.”

“It’s always the ECB’s thought to try and motivate a generation and people to play the game. By doing that on free-to-air and through sky as well it’s about reaching those people and making sure we get as many people playing cricket as it’s very important at the current time especially.”