Michael Vaughan reckons the England team management should not persist with Jonathan Trott at the top of the order.
Interestingly, Vaughan had voiced his opinion in favour of Trott being given the opportunity at the opening slot, but, now he feels that the Warwickshire batsman is not tailor made for the job.
Trott has opened in the test series versus West Indies so far without having much success.
He has had a half century to his name, but, according to Vaughan, Trott is not comfortable at that position. The way he shuffles around in the crease, it’s not ideal for somebody who is opening the batting.
However, Vaughan is very happy with the way captain Alastair Cook has batted against the Caribbean attack so far.
The thing which impressed Vaughan is Cook’s foot movement, the forward press that he is having.
Everybody knows when Cook has that slight forward press, it’s a sign that he is in good form and it’s so important for England that the captain remains in good form leading to the Ashes.
The middle order has also fired for England so far in West Indies.
England has actually been doing alright in test Cricket if you consider the last 10-12 months.
Last three test matches against India, they won in a row and now, an away win against West Indies.
You can always say that India and West Indies are not as strong as Australia would prove to be with their bowling attack, still, to win 4 out of 5 matches, recovering from a 0-5 humiliation, it’s remarkable.
And, it has all happened because Cook has contributed. His contribution in the top order is so vital for the Three Lions.
Cook is still looking for that century though which would end his long drought, but, it seems to be just around the corner.