Monday 3 January 2011 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Jonathan Trott

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Jonathan Trott
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Jonathan Trott
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England batsman Jonathan Trott has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his unbeaten 168 helped his side retain the Ashes in Melbourne.

Trott's third century in five matches against Australia saw him nudge his career average up to 64 and set England on the way to an which put them 2-1 up in the series with one match to play.

Trott, who made his Test debut against Australia in the final match of the 2009 series - which he marked with a century - has now scored 605 runs at 100.83 against Australia, also hitting a half-century.

His innings in Melbourne came from 345 balls and he hit 13 fours as he helped England post 513, which was enough to secure a huge victory after they dismissed Australia for 98 in the opening day.

They would go on to score 258 in the second innings, Trott contributing to the run out of Phil Hughes.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Trott's team-mates James Anderson, Tim Bresnan and Chris Tremlett, South Africa's Dale Steyn, India's VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan, New Zealand's Martin Guptill and Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.

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