England batsman Jonathan Trott has backed limited overs coach Ashley Giles to flourish in his new role, saying the former player has done well to bridged the gap from being on the field to leading a group.
Giles' first stint as the man in charge came in the first ODI against India, which England won by nine runs in Rajkot. Trott was not part of that team, but experienced Giles' leadership at Warwickshire, where the coach helped the South Africa-born player deal with adapting his game.
Trott told ESPNcricinfo: "He's done his years with Warwickshire and learnt about being a coach. I think it can be quite tricky coming straight from being a player to being a coach. He knows the lines between being a mate and being a coach, and what's expected of you and what's expected of himself.
"So I think the English team of the future, in one-day cricket, is looking pretty good. There's a lot of one-day cricket, another Champions Trophy - something we want to really do well in."
Trott also discussed Giles' role in his own career, saying: "He had a lot of experience to draw on from what happened in his career - media, pressure, and getting the most out of his talent.
"He probably saw me as a guy not doing things quite right and could probably do better. He sat me down and said, 'I think you're going about your business in the wrong fashion, maybe tinker with a few things here and there.'"
The batsman also discussed the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series, and said that England should not try to hold on to past victories over the Australians but rather go into this edition looking forward.
He said: "It will be important to hopefully retain the Ashes over here, but then go to Australia and not try to emulate what happened. Try to do it again based on what we did last time, I think that would be quite dangerous.
"I don't think there's one recipe for everything. We need to go there and see how it goes, and who knows, try to win even more than before, not try to recreate history but just do it in its own way and set standards for ourselves."