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Trott aiming to be new Colly

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Jonathan Trott is aiming to become an all-rounder England can turn to in all forms of the game and fill the void left by Paul Collingwood in the Test side. Trott hit his second one-day century at the Adelaide Oval to be the cornerstone of England's 299 for eight - their highest total against Australia on their soil. The 29-year-old then claimed the crucial wickets of Cameron White and David Hussey, who had been threatening England`s total with a 60-run partnership.
While Trott knows he still has plenty of work to do to improve his self-confessed "bits and pieces" bowling - his wickets yesterday were his first in international cricket - he is hopeful he can play a role with the ball. "I've had a chat with (bowling coach) David Saker and we're going to work hard at that," he said.
"If I could bowl like Colly has in this tour then definitely I can help the side. When called upon to bowl it is always nice to contribute. I know how cricket can be, it can be a nice game and it can be a horrible game sometimes."
The Warwickshire right-hander admitted, however, that it was his 102 from 126 balls that gave him the most satisfaction as England reduced the deficit in the seven-match one-day international series to 3-1.
Trott also praised Matt Prior's heavy-handed 67 from 58 balls at the top of the order - after the wicketkeeper-batsman had been under some scrutiny following back-to-back ducks since his surprise World Cup call - for allowing him to construct his match-winning innings, which included six boundaries.
"Obviously I'm in the team to get hundreds. I was very happy to do that and set up a very good total," he said. "With the way Matt Prior was going, for me is was just knocking it around and picking up the odd boundary when it came around - he always made it easier for me.
"When we lost the three wickets it was important that we didn't have what happened in Sydney with a progression of wickets. It was important that I hung around. I was a little bit disappointed to get out in the manner I did towards then end with the powerplay looming."
Trott's century was his third of a hugely-successful tour to leave Australia stand-in skipper Michael Clarke in no doubt that the right-hander, who has not always been a one-day regular, has a key role to play for England ahead of the start of the World Cup next month.
"I think the earlier he gets in probably the better for him and the more it suits his game and allows him to play freely," he said. He's in pretty good nick and he batted really well. I thought he held the innings together really well, the other guys had the opportunity to play around him."

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