January 30, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

Can Trott turn it on against spin?

Jonathan Trott has shown he can bat till the cows come home, but can he force the pace, especially in the knockout stage of the World Cup against the spinners on a turning track? Scyld Berry in the Telegraph says that England would like to see what Trott can do when there is no pace on offer.

He doesn't do sixes: six-hour vigils, yes, but not sixes over the rope. He has yet to hit his first in Test or one-day internationals, although the slog-sweep that he unleashed during his Adelaide century could be the portent of one.

But it was when David Hussey came on with his part-time offbreaks that we had an earnest of what might await in the World Cup ... Even though he had posted his hundred, Trott at Adelaide failed to get a single one of Hussey's four offbreaks off the square and chopped on the last of them.

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