Former England batsman appointed as Afghanistan head coach

Saturday, 23 July 2022 (16:33 IST)
Kabul: Former English batter Jonathan Trott has been named as the new head coach of Afghanistan men’s cricket team, country's cricket board said.He will step up into the role of head coach during Afghanistan’s tour to Ireland in August, Afghanistan Cricket Board said on Friday.

Trott has played 52 test matches for England from 2009-2015, scoring 3835 runs at 44.08 with 9 centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name with the best of 226.

He has also represented England in 68 One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the period, having scored 2838 runs at 51.25 with 4 hundreds and 22 half-centuries to his name in the format.

He has worked with England’s senior batting unit in South Africa, during the English Test Summer of 2020 and on England’s red/white ball tour of India last year. He’s also worked with the U-19 team as a batting coach and mentor, as well as being Batting Consultant to Scotland during the 2021 WT20.

"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. I can't wait to get to work with a group of players who are capable of generating results in a style that will make the people of Afghanistan proud," Trott said.Afghanistan team will fly to Ireland in August for 5-match T20 series, starting from August 9.(UNI)

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