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Andrew Strauss ‘will soon be back in the runs’

Posted on 08/05/2012 in Other

Those who fancy a cricket bet with the international season approaching might wish to follow Jonathan Trott's advice and back Andrew Strauss to score a century at Lord's.

England captain Strauss has been under pressure over a lack of domestic runs so far this season and a failure to make a century at Test level since the first match of the Ashes series in Australia in November 2010.

But Trott told BBC Sport the situation Strauss is in resembles that of Alastair Cook, whose place seemed under threat until that Ashes series, when he scored 766 runs at an average of 127.

"I'm not saying Strauss is going to do that, but he might go on to score even more. Who knows what this game has in store for us," said Trott.

Playing on his home ground at Lord's may help Strauss, as will the memory of his Test debut on the ground in 2004, when he made 112 in the first innings and was on course for a second century in the match when he was run out for 83 by Nasser Hussain's bad call.