Jonathan Trott Named as Head Coach of the Afghanistan Men’s Cricket Team

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Head Coach of the Afghanistan Men's Cricket Team
Jonathan Trott

Former England cricketer Jonathan Trott has been named as the new head coach of the Afghanistan Men’s team. Jonathan Trott will take the role of head coach during Afghanistan’s tour to Ireland in August.

Head Coach of the Afghanistan Men’s Cricket Team

Trott retired from international cricket on May 4, 2015, while he announced his professional cricket retirement on May 2018 at the end of the English domestic cricket season.

“I’m honored 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,” Trott was quoted as saying by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

The 2011 Wisden Cricketer of the Year award winner holds the highest score for an English batsman against Sri Lanka 203 (29 May 2011). He also won the ICC and ECB Cricketer of the Year in 2011.

“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.”

Afghanistan is scheduled to play 5 T20I against Ireland which kickstarts on August 9 in Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.