Trott’s contract as Afghanistan head coach has been extended

Arshad Khan

Trott’s contract has been extended. He will continue to be the head coach of Afghanistan’s men’s team in 2024.

Trott’s contract has been extended. He will continue to be the head coach of Afghanistan’s men’s team in 2024. The former England batsman helped the team win 19 out of 50 international matches during his tenure as the batting coach.

Afghanistan’s men’s cricket team’s dream run continued throughout the World Cup. After the phenomenal success of the Afghanistan team, naturally former England batsman Jonathan Trott’s tenure as the head coach has been extended. His 18-month contract was completed at the end of 2023. However, he has been given the responsibility of coaching the team for the year 2024 by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

Afghanistan had a terrific performance against India last year. They created history by defeating England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Netherlands simultaneously in the ODI World Cup organized on Indian soil.
They also managed to beat cup winners Australia if not for Glenn Maxwell’s all-time unbeaten innings of 200 runs. However, many experts feel that the lack of experience in that match sank them.

Since being appointed as Afghanistan’s head coach in July 2022, Trott has helped the team win eight out of 23 ODIs. Afghanistan also won the first series against Bangladesh. They also won 11 out of 26 T20Is, including the series win over Pakistan.

Afghanistan are currently playing a three-match T20I series against UAE, where the scoreline is currently 1-1. They will then tour the West Indies in January and then take on the USA in a T20I in June. They will mainly prepare for T20 World Cup this year. They are also scheduled to tour India for three T20Is.

Trott’s contribution to England’s Test cricket is undeniable. Trot played 52 matches in the national team jersey and scored 3835 runs. He served as a pillar for the team in the 2010-11 Ashes series. Trott has also had outstanding success in ODI cricket. He has scored 4 hundreds and 22 fifties in the country’s jersey. He retired from the England national team in 2015. He worked for Afghanistan for the first time as the head coach of the senior men’s team in international cricket. The rise of Afghanistan shows that Trott is successful in his mission.

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