England confident of Strauss, Swann recoveries

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England's Jonathan Trott runs during a team training session in Chennai, India, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. England will play West Indies in a Cricket World Cup match on March 17. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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England's Jonathan Trott runs during a team training session in Chennai, India, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. …

Batsman Jonathan Trott says England is confident captain Andrew Strauss and main spinner Graeme Swann will recover in time for Thursday's must-win World Cup Group B game against the West Indies.

Trott told reporters Tuesday that both players were expected to recover and would be "hopefully training tomorrow" after missing a morning practice due to stomach upsets.

Opener Strauss and off-spinner Swann are crucial players for England, which is fighting for a place in the quarterfinals following upset losses to Ireland and Bangladesh.

England has five points from five matches with wins over South Africa and the Netherlands and a high-scoring tie against India, but will be eliminated in the first round if it loses to the West Indies.

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