Afghanistan chose Jonathan Trott as the new coach in place of Graham Thorpe. This former English batsman will start working with a tour of Ireland in August.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the appointment of 41-year-old Trott as coach on Friday.
Trot ended his career in 2018 after playing 52 Tests, 68 ODIs and 7 T20Is in his international career. Since then he is associated with coaching.
Trott was Scotland’s batting consultant in the last Twenty20 World Cup. Besides, he has experience working with England Men’s National Team, England Lions and England Under-19 team as a batting coach.
Trott is excited to take charge of the Afghanistan team, which is in continuous improvement in world cricket. He said that he is not ready to start working with Afghan cricketers.
Trott’s compatriot Thorpe was supposed to take over as Afghanistan’s head coach. But this former England cricketer became seriously ill last May. So he was no longer responsible.
Afghanistan will play a five-match T20I series on their tour of Ireland. The first of which will be built on the field on August 9.