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England batsman Jonathan Trott believes there is much more to come from him ahead of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.
The Warwickshire star managed to bag himself 48 runs in England’s first innings of the series at Trent Bridge, before a controversial DRS decision saw him walking back to the pavilion without scoring in the second.
Trott second effort in the series opener was one to forget, albeit controversially, as he was trapped in front by Mitchell Starc for a golden duck and it was almost as forgettable for the South African-born batsman as he did not trouble the scorer in his second innings at Lord’s – having bagged himself 58 in his first knock.
The 32-year-old right-hander has admitted he has been inspired by the batting performances of Ian Bell and newcomer Joe Root and believes that his best cricket of the Ashes series is just around the corner.
Trott said: “I hope so. I’ve felt good, actually.
“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.
“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.”
England hold a 2-0 lead in the series so far and will be looking to continue their march towards a whitewash against the Australians with a victory at Old Trafford, which gets underway on August 1.