England appoints Jonathan Trott as batting coach for Pakistan Test series

Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 (17:42 IST)
London: Former batsman was appointed as England’s for the upcoming three match Test series against Pakistan.

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The 39-year-old will take over from Graham Thorpe, who will go back to serving as assistant coach of the team having shared the dual responsibility since Mark Ramprakash’s sacking ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
 
Having started his career at The Oval in 2009 with a century in the final Ashes Test, Trott cemented his spot at number three as England went on to achieve historic series victories in Australia and India.
 
He was an integral part of the England squad that rose to the pinnacle of the ICC Test rankings in 2011.
 
Trott played 52 Test matches between 2009-2015 for England and scored 3835 runs. He played 68 ODIs and seven T20 matches and also scored 18,662 runs in first-class cricket, before taking retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018.
 
Trott’s Warwickshire teammates, ex-New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel and fellow seamer Graeme Welch will also join the coaching set-up.
 
While Welch has been named pace bowling consultant, Patel has been appointed spin bowling consultant for only the second and third Tests.
 
England and Pakistan will face each other in a three-match Test series starting Wednesday at the Old Traford in Manchester, followed by the next two games in the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. (UNI)