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Has the Analyst gone mad?

4. Jonathan Trott: unflappable and reassuring presence, the most consistent England No 3 of all time, but looked a little shaky on the bouncy Perth pitch. – 8/10

Thats the view of Simon Hughes in his Ashes players ratings for the Daily Telegraph.

Don’t get me wrong, I like Jonathan Trott, I think he has done a decent – but not world beating – job since he came into the side. We also never hear the debate over England’s problem position any more, which is also a credit to Trott’s performances.

But to say that Trott is already the most consistent England No.3 of all time is getting just a touch carried away, he has done a decent job and has been our best and most consistent No. 3 for some time, but most consistent ever, I think thats jumping the gun a bit.

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  1. I don’t think he’s gone mad, Dean, but I’ve never subscribed to the view that Hughes is some sort of all-knowing sage. He wrote just about the best book ever written by a professional cricketer but his views often seem a bit eccentric and he can come across as a slightly chippy, irritating character.

  2. Dean,
    Simon Hughes makes me sick. He is one of the most obnoxious, egotistic, irritating and provocative pundits out there….or should I say ‘of all time’.

  3. Hi Guys, thanks for the comments.

    I think he does live in the here and now a bit too much. That was the greatest innings I’ve ever seen, etc, until the next one comes along that is.

    Thats how this remark about Trott looks to me.

    He really annoyed me a few years back when he said after a game in New Zealand that Steve Harmison had bowled with the heart of a pea. He might have been crap, but it was out of order to effectively say that he had shown no heart. I thought it was a nasty cheap shot.

    He used to annoy me a lot when he was on channel 4 as well, but I do find I can tolerate a lot more of him these days.

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