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England coach backs Jonathan Trott to get another go

ENGLAND coach Peter Moores says Jonathan Trott deserves another shot as an opener despite making a total of just four runs in the drawn first Test against the West Indies.

Playing in his first Test since leaving the Ashes tour of Australia in November 2013 with a stress-related illness, Moores said he was prepared to give the 33-year-old another chance.

"He's earned his right to be in the side by playing well for Warwickshire, then going to the Lions and getting runs out in South Africa - he's playing well," Moores said. "He hasn't got a score, but if you get a good ball, that happens."

Moores also said seamer Jimmy Anderson (pictured) was unlikely to be rested for the second Test after taking his 384th wicket, breaking Ian Botham's England Test wickets record in Antigua.

"Jimmy's a better bowler when he's playing," Moores said. "I think he'd say that, and like most people that are craftsmen in what they do, they need to be playing."

 

Topics:  cricket