Trott backs out-of-form Strauss

England batsman Jonathan Trott has backed Test skipper Andrew Strauss and hoped that the opening batsman will strike form in the four-Test series against India starting July 21.

“It`s only a matter of time for Andy. He`s been working really hard with Graham Gooch coming to the one-dayers and working hard in between, before and after games,” Trott was quoted as saying by a daily.

“He`s really committed and as a team we respect Andy so much, as a captain and a batsman,” he added.

Strauss who did not perform well against Sri Lanka has showed form scoring 78 and unbeaten 109 in the practice match between Somerset and the touring Indians.

Trott is also looking to score a third century at Lord’s.

“It’s great to walk in there and see your name on the ­honours board. It always gives you ­extra confidence,” he said.

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