Jonathan Trott thrives on pressure of playing for England
Scratch beneath Jonathan Trott's unruffled exterior and what do you get? Nick Knight found out...
Last Updated: 22/03/13 11:26am
Sky Sports pundit and former England batsman Nick Knight knows better than most and he sat down with his Warwickshire pal for an in-depth chat ahead of the third Test against New Zealand.
Trott's never-give-an-inch approach means he averages over 50 after 69 Test innings and while his idiosyncrasies at the crease may annoy some, the 31-year-old has no intention of changing the style which has made him England's premier No 3.
Click on the video above for Trott's thoughts on:
TEST PRESSURE: "There's always pressure when you play for England. I don't think it's a case of the team selected adding pressure to the individual - I think it's more about being right with your own game and knowing your job and your role and how you are going to go about your business in the side and trying to contribute to winning the Test match."
HIS APPROACH: "I just try to get on with business and do the best job I can. I don't try to please everyone - that's pretty impossible. I work really hard at trying to do the best I can for this England team and contribute and be a part of as may Test series victories as possible."
LEISURE TIME: "I play a bit of Xbox; I'm notoriously the best player of Xbox in the team and I watch a bit of American Sports, which I find fascinating, and a bit of Spurs."
SUPPORTING SPURS: "I went down to the training ground and did a free-kick competition with Gareth Bale. That was a lot of fun. I saw the new facilities. Michael Dawson's quite a keen cricketer - I get the odd text now and again from him; I text him when Spurs win and deny knowing him when they lose, just like everyone else does!"