Trott relishing Edgbaston finale
Jonathan Trott is determined to help England secure an Investec Test series whitewash on his home ground, after injury denied him the opportunity to feature against India at Edgbaston last summer.
Warwickshire batsman Trott suffered a shoulder injury at the latter venue in 2011 and was therefore forced to watch on from the sidelines in Birmingham as England secured top spot in the International Cricket Council Test rankings with a third straight victory over India.
He was also unavailable for the series finale at the Kia Oval, where the hosts wrapped up a memorable 4-0 triumph.
As he prepares to face West Indies this week, Trott said: “I missed out last summer, so there’s an extra incentive.
“To be part of the build-up to the India series last year and then have some of it taken away, it was tricky.”
Trott may have to deal with the mystery spin of Sunil Narine, should West Indies select him as a Test debutant here.
Trott will be respectful of Narine's variations, but will not be losing any sleep either.
“You have to treat any new bowler the same, figure him out,” he said.
“There's a certain amount of respect that goes around facing someone new. But you don't fear them; you play them, as anyone else.”