Root tipped to fill Trott’s shoes at No3

ENGLAND batting coach Graham Gooch has hinted Joe Root is the prime candidate to replace Jonathan Trott as No3 batsman for the second Ashes Test, starting tomorrow. Gooch said: “Root is an opener. We didn’t foresee this situation with Trott, but players have to adapt.” Meanwhile, bowler Tim Bresnan is set to return after a back injury.