Trott invaluable to the team: Morgan

Jonathan Trott was criticised for scoring a slow 69 off 105 balls in England’s one-off match against Ireland in Dublin Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dublin: Aug 26, 2011

England’s stand-in one-day captain Eoin Morgan came in support of under-fire batsman Jonathan Trott, saying he is invaluable to the team.

Trott was criticised for scoring a slow 69 off 105 balls in England’s 11-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the one-off ODI match against Ireland in Dublin on Thursday.

“It was a challenging day for us. Going on and off for the rain wasn’t easy and batting first wasn’t easy,” said Morgan.

Morgan, who led England against Ireland, his country of origin, backed Trott and said the 33-year-old brings lot of value to the team.

“It was hard to say what was a good score on that wicket, so we’re very happy with the result. Trotty is invaluable to our team and has been for a couple of years, since he has been involved. He was crucial to our success and the majority of times he scores runs we win, which is fantastic. He judges the wicket really well and we take great advice from him,” he added.