Former England middle-order batter Jonathan Trott has taken up the role of Afghanistan’s new head coach on Friday. During Afghanistan’s August tour of Ireland, he will assume the position of head coach. From 2009 to 2015, Jonathan Trott participated in 52 test matches for England. He scored 3835 runs at a 44.08 BPA with nine hundred, 19 half-centuries. His personal best was 226.
He has also played 68 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for England throughout that time. There he amassed 2838 runs at 51.25, including 4 hundred and 22 half-centuries.
Trott has assisted England’s senior batting team in South Africa. And also the English Test Summer of 2020, and last year’s red-ball/white-ball tour of India. He has also served as a batting coach and mentor for the England Lions, the U-19s, and Scotland at the 2021 T20 World Cup.
“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 said in an official statement.
He also thinks that Afghanistan has produced players with a wealth of potential. They can play the game with unmatched passion and in their own unique way.
“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,” Trott added on Friday.
Jonathan Trott succeeds Graham Thorpe
Earlier in March of this year, Graham Thorpe, former assistant coach for England, was named head coach of Afghanistan. He took over for South African Lance Klusener. But a month after starting the job, Thorpe became gravely ill.
Early in August, the Afghanistan Cricket Team will take a flight to Ireland. There they will compete in five 20-over matches beginning on August 9.