2023 ODI World Cup – ‘It evokes one other technology’ – Jonathan Trott believes his workforce is inspiring Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s victory over Pakistan within the World Cup recreation in Chennai is so monumental that it might encourage the following technology within the nation to take up cricket, their head coach Jonathan Trott says.
“I believe it simply reveals the quantity of expertise within the facet for the nation once more, as after we have been lucky sufficient to beat England,” Trott mentioned at his post-match press convention. “It evokes one other technology of gamers to select up a cricket bat and a cricket ball, work on their fielding and their health. We see that the fellows are very match right now and fielding for 50 overs after which Ibrahim [Zadran] batting for 35, near 40 overs is a good, nice credit score to him.”
Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq additionally toasted Afghanistan’s win – their first over Pakistan in eight makes an attempt in ODI cricket – and hoped that it might deliver pleasure and solace to their followers again residence.

“It does imply so much to the folks of our nation again residence,” Naveen mentioned on the mixed-zone media interplay. “As you already know, the scenario again residenceā€¦The earthquake additionally hit [in Herat] a couple of days in the past. So, there’s not a whole lot of happiness within the nation with out cricket. So, not less than we have given them some moments of happiness tonight.”

Naveen additionally insisted that Afghanistan’s current wins is not going to impression his choice to retire from ODI cricket after the continued World Cup. He continues to be a key participant for Afghanistan – and varied franchise groups – in T20 cricket.

“No, no, no. By no means. That is my closing choice I’ve made,” Naveen mentioned. “Fortunately, I’ll keep in mind this World Cup for the remainder of my life – beating Pakistan and beating England. I am hoping for the very best within the upcoming video games.”

Afghanistan had additionally taken down defending champions England earlier within the match, however Trott urged his workforce to be extra constant in all disciplines in the event that they’re to chalk up extra such wins sooner or later.

“I believe it is only a message of consistency and never being scared to say, hear, we have to enhance in these areas, let’s ensure we do that,” Trott mentioned. “And I am below no phantasm that there are areas that want bettering, like every facet although. So, if we enhance at these slowly, I believe our all-round bundle improves and you’ll deal with the strain like we have achieved tonight.

“I am wanting ahead. I am already form of eager about plans for Sri Lanka.

“However for me as a coach, it is incredible to have the ability to sit right here. The gamers deserve a whole lot of the credit score. It is not what I am feeding them. It is what they’re feeding themselves in follow and the way in which that they give thought to the sport and the professionalism that is constructing. The one factor I might say … they’re very match. They’re working extremely laborious at their health after which within the health club, they are not doing seashore weights, they’re doing correct health work and we noticed that right now with Rahmat [Shah] with the ability to subject for 50 overs after which bat for the period of time that he did in that warmth, so it is an actual credit score to the gamers.”

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