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Jonathan Trott’s weakness against the short balls was exposed by Mitchell Johnson in the first Ashes test match which was played at Brisbane. Trott got out against the short pitched delivery in both the innings of that test match.
Trott had looked uncomfortable against the short pitched bowling in the last Ashes back home in England as well and that’s why, the Aussies planned to pepper him with the short pitched stuff. As soon as he came on to bat in the first innings, the Aussie skipper Michael Clarke placed two men back on the boundary for the hook as well as a forward short leg.
Johnson started delivering his thunderbolts and Trott was all over the place. He just didn’t have the idea how to deal with that sort of stuff. After taking a couple of blows on his body, he eventually glove one to the wicketkeeper Brad Haddin down the leg side and departed.
The Aussies did the same thing against Trott in the second innings too. The field placing was same and again, it was Johnson who did him with his bounce. However, this time around, he didn’t get caught behind the wicket. He was caught on the square leg fence trying to play a half hearted hook shot. He didn’t have any control over that shot and the ball went straight into the bucket hands of the fielder standing at deep square leg.
Trott is one of the experienced players in this English side and if he keeps getting out like this, it won’t send a good message to the young players in the squad. He needs to find a way to deal with the bounce of Johnson who will again be coming at him at Adelaide.
Jonathan Trott Online video Score: / five