London: May 10, 2011
Jonathan Trott has hailed England's decision to opt for three separate captains as a "forward thinking" move.
England will go into their upcoming home season with Andrew Strauss still captain of the Test team but, having retired from one-day internationals, it will be down to Alastair Cook, his opening partner in the five-day game, to lead the side in 50-over cricket.
Meanwhile Stuart Broad, despite a lack of senior captaincy experience, has been drafted in by the selectors to replace Paul Collingwood as captain of England's world champion Twenty20 team.
Conventional cricket wisdom has it that one captain across all three international formats is the ideal set-up.
But top-order batsman Trott, named as England's most valuable player during the northern hemisphere winter for his Test and one-day exploits, told Sky Sports on Monday: "It's forward thinking in that other cricket boards might not have the guts to do it.
"If you look at all three guys, their cricketing nous is very, very good."
Trott, who scored 445 runs during the victorious 3-1 Ashes campaign triumph in Australia, and his England team-mates are now turning their attention to home series against Sri Lanka and India.
"Everyone tends to raise their game when they come to England," said Trott. "It's important to hit the ground running and set the tone for the summer.
"There's a lot of expectation after the Ashes, and from us as well."