A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Jonathan Trott admits it will be ‘strange’ not having Andrew Strauss around any more

Trott noted that Strauss was like a mentor to him

As England prepare for their upcoming Test series against India, batsman Jonathan Trott believes that the dressing room atmosphere just won’t be the same without recently retired former Test captain Andrew Strauss.

This is the first time since making his debut in 2009 that Trott will be heading into a major series without Strauss in the squad.

The Daily Express quoted Trott as saying: “It will be a bit strange without Strauss there, every captain has their own unique talents and his were that he was very level-headed, he never got flustered. He was a good tactician and led from the front.”

Despite retiring on a low note when England lost the number one Test team ranking to South Africa over the summer, Trott believes that Strauss should look all the good things he did for his country as captain.

“I hope he’ll look at all the positive stuff he did – winning the Ashes twice and getting us to No1 in the world. It was quite difficult for me to take [his retirement] at the time. It was hard to move on. When a captain hands you your first cap, as Andrew did with me, there is an attachment there. I was sad that I wouldn’t play with him again,” Trott added.

Trott also noted that he expects newly appointed Test captain Alastair Cook to do well in India and lead England through the tough road to recovery.

“Alastair is a very similar character to Andrew – that’s why they formed such a good opening partnership, I’m looking forward to playing under Alastair. It will be a springboard for us if we can win the series after a tough few months. We desperately want to get back to No1,” Trott said.

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