Former England batter Jonathan Trott appointed head coach of Afghanistan

Former England batter Jonathan Trott has been appointed as the head coach of the Afghanistan Men’s Cricket team on Friday.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said that he will be the head coach during Afghanistan’s tour to Ireland in August.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to take one of international cricket’s most exciting teams through what is a huge year of their development as a team,” Trott said on Friday.

Talking about the talent of Afghanistan players Trott said, “I cannot 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.”

Moreover, Jonathan Trott played 52 test matches and 68 One Day Internationals (ODI) for England from 2009-2015. During this time he made 3835 runs with 9 centuries and 19 half centuries in test matches and in 68 ODI matches, he scored 2838 runs with 4 centuries and 22 half centuries.

However, the Afghanistan team will fly to Ireland in August and will play 5 T20I starting from August 6, 2022.

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