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With the first Test between England and West Indies only days away, England’s batsman Jonathan Trott tells Nick Hoult from the Daily Telegraph that England knows the importance of respecting the opposition and giving them the attention they deserve.
“We are OK but not as buoyant about our cricket as we were before the Pakistan series,” Trott says. “We have realised we are human and also have a better understanding of what we need to do. When you are going well, and keep winning, sometimes you need an odd bump in the road to show you where you need to improve."
“Look at Pakistan. We were caught off guard with their attack and underestimated them, if I am honest. We will never do that again with any Test team. It shows the importance of respecting the opposition and giving them the attention they deserve. I am not saying we did not give Pakistan the attention they deserved but we had just thumped India 4-0 and we underestimated them a tiny bit."