Former player Jonathan Trott has hit back at Ricky Ponting for his worst team remark after England’s three consecutive defeats in Ashes 2021-22. The former player had slammed the Joe Root-led team following their thumping at the Melbouhe Cricket Ground.

While speaking to Sky Sports, Trott was asked to share his viewpoint on Ponting’s comments. “As far as Australian goes, when they get on top, they throw around a few quotes, like Glenn McGrath from previous years and tours. Ricky, he managed to lose a few Ashes himself as captain,” he said.

“So it’s just one of those things. The Australian side have played really we under the circumstances and leading up to the series with not much preparation. They (Australia) fully deserve to be where they are at the moment,” he added.

Despite England’s below-par display, Trott feels the visitors have the country’s best. “I certainly think they’ve got the best players in England. They are, for sure, very talented young players but not with the experience of playing for England. With regards to the selection, they are the best players that England currently have and those are the guys that have got to improve and try to win games for England.”

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