Trott baffled by Australia taunts
England batsman Jonathan Trott has dismissed Australian attempts to unsettle him ahead of the return Ashes series this winter.
Trott was influential in the 2010/11 3-1 series success in Australia, with centuries in Adelaide and Melbourne.
The Warwickshire player made less of an impact in the recent 3-0 series win at home, making a best of 59 at The Oval.
Trott said: "The Australians have made a few comments already and it's quite surprising, having lost 3-0, they want to make comments, challenges, and start making suggestions and statements about individuals.
"That's not the way we go about our business. We go about our business and I'll gladly take another boring 3-0.
"If you don't have a successful series it's always going to be determined that they've worked you out.
"People like to hype and build up scenarios and battles between players.
"At the end of the day anybody can get you out."
Australia's Ryan Harris was quoted on Tuesday as saying he and his fellow pace bowlers have already forced Trott to change his natural game.
The hype will increase until the opening Test in Brisbane on November 21 and Trott will not shy away if any sense of niggle spills onto the field at the Gabba.
"I don't go out there looking for it," he added. "If it presents itself I don't mind getting stuck in. I quite enjoy it."
Trott, a Metlife ambassador, has an impressive Test average of 47.39 from 48 matches and is confident of recovering his form.
He said: "The Ashes didn't go as well as I'd have liked. The stats suggest that.
"I went into the Ashes in good confidence, some good form. (I had) some uncharacteristic dismissals.
"I pride myself on working hard and putting a high value on my wicket. Hopefully I can get out to Australia and do that again, like I've done in the past."
Trott has been backed to rediscover his form by former England captain Andrew Strauss.
"Jonathan's had such a meteoric rise through the England ranks and he's been so phenomenally consistent with his run-scoring that he was bound to have a slight dip at some stage," Strauss said.
"That was only to be expected. He's an incredibly high-quality performer. Those sort of guys don't tend to have two bad series in a row."
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