Former England Batter Appointed Head Coach of Afghanistan

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Jonathan Trott, a former middle-order batter for England, has been named head coach of the Afghanistan men’s team.

Jonathan Trott, Former England Batter Appointed Afghanistan's Head Coach
Jonathan Trott, Former England Batter Appointed Afghanistan’s Head Coach

Jonathan Trott, a former middle-order batter for England, has been named head coach of the Afghanistan men’s team.

Trott will take over as head coach of Afghanistan for the team’s upcoming tour of Ireland in August. Trott, who represented England in more than 200 international games, served as the batting coach for the senior England men’s team on their tour to India in 2021. He has also served as a batting coach and mentor for the England Lions, the U-19s, and Scotland at the 2021 World Twenty20.

Reacting to his appointment, Trott said, “I’m honoured and excited to have the opportunity to take one of international cricket’s most exciting teams through what is a huge year for their development as a team.”

He also thinks that Afghanistan has produced players who are capable of playing the game in their own unique style and with unmatched enthusiasm. Afghanistan has shown to be a hotspot of potential.

“I can’t wait to get to work with a group of players who are clearly capable of generating results in a style that will make the people of Afghanistan proud”, he added.

Afghanistan will travel to Ireland for five Twenty20 internationals, in the second week of August.

From 2009 to 2015, Jonathan Trott participated in 52 test matches for England, scoring 3835 runs at an average of 44.08 with nine hundreds, 19 half-centuries, and a personal best of 226. He has also played 68 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for England throughout his career, scoring 2838 runs at 51.25, including 4 hundreds and 22 half-centuries.


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