<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Alastair Cook always got backing of players, says Jonathan Trott" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130622114625.jpg" title="Alastair Cook always got backing of players, says Jonathan Trott" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Jonathan Trott (left) said skipper Alastair Cook is fully in-charge and the players are always following the captain © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Birmingham: Jun 22, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> England batsman <a href="/tags/Jonathan-Trott/post" target="_blank">Jonathan Trott</a> praised skipper <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a> for his leadership in the <a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013/post" target="_blank">ICC Champions Trophy 2013</a>.<br /> <br /> "He's a really good leader and he's always got the backing of the changing room, for whatever he decides is the direction of this team. He's fully in-charge, with Andy Flower and Ashley Giles, and the guys are always following him."<br /> <br /> Claiming that England had proved a few doubters wrong with their performance in the ICC Champions Trophy, Trot said he was "excited" and the team was looking to "seize the opportunity" in the title clash against <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> at Birmingham on Sunday.<br /> <br /> "The guys are looking to seize the opportunity. They don't come around very often," Trott said.<br /> <br /> A crucial part of England's top-order batting, Trott said he was excited at the prospect of playing the final at his home ground of Edgbaston.<br /> <br /> "For me personally, I'm very excited," he said, adding, "You always have a little cheeky sneak at the fixtures, and where the final is going to be played, and I was very excited about getting here - and it's happened."<br /> <br /> Talking about the team's performance in the Champions Trophy that has put the country within one win of its first silverware in a 50-over world event, he said it has proved the critics wrong.<br /> <br /> "A lot of people were a bit sceptical. But this team has proved a few people wrong with regards to their takes on the game of cricket and how it should be played," Trott was quoted as saying by <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>.<br /> <br /> The most recent major final England played in was the <a href="/tags/ICC-World-T20-2010/post" target="_blank">ICC World T20 2010</a> in Barbados where they beat Australia to claim their only piece of global silverware.