June 11, 2010

Bangladesh in England 2010

Finding a way past Trott's routine

Nitin Sundar

Mike Selvey analyses Jonathan Trott's unusual pre-ball routine in the Guardian, and how bowling sides have started finding ways to overcome the break in momentum that it creates for them.

Shafiul did something different. He waited until Trott had finished his routine, made as if to set off and then aborted his run and started again. Trott was not able – would not have been allowed – to go through the rigmarole again. Thus, Shafiul had broken the circle of concentration. It had the hand of his coach, Jamie Siddons, in it and good for him. It will happen a lot. Now it is up to Trott to adapt.

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