The Ashes 2013: "It is my turn for the rest of the series" - Jonathan Trott
England batsman Jonathan Trott has insisted that he is happy with current form despite falling behind his team-mates Ian Bell and Joe Root in the first two Ashes Tests, but aims to contribute more in the rest of the series.
Trott scored 48 in the first innings at Trent Bridge while he adjudged out for a duck in the second innings in a controversial decision after umpire Aleem Dar’s decision was overruled by third umpire Marais Erasmus.
In the second Test, the 32-year-old scored 58 in the first innings and went out for a duck in the second innings yet again.
When asked if his best is still to come this series, Trott said: “I hope so. I’ve felt good, actually.
Trott is quoted by Sky Sports as saying: “Sometimes you score runs and you’re not feeling at the top of your game. I feel like I’m playing pretty well, and it’s been nice to get a couple of good partnerships, like with Belly at Lord’s in a tricky situation, I suppose, at 28 for three.
“We put on 99 and he went on and got the big score that I would have liked. But there are still three games left and personally it would be nice to contribute in a similar way. Anybody can get out quite early in their innings, I suppose.
“You haven’t contributed for the team but, if you get 50, at least you have done something towards the team effort – although on a personal note it is pretty upsetting because you have done all the hard work and you’re feeling pretty good.
“It’s frustrating but I feel in the past that I have contributed and the side has been successful. Other people like Joe and Ian have stepped in, perhaps it is my turn for the rest of the series.”