Jonathan Trott rope in by Scotland to assist in T20 World Cup


Former England player, Jonathan Trott will work along with Scotland’s coaching team in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Scotland has named former England batsman Jonathan Trott as ‘Batting Lead’ for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He will be assisting the squad, led by Kyle Coetzer, the captain of a provisional 17 member squad for next month’s T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE. 

Additionally, Scotland has also roped in a ‘Wellbeing Manager’ in Louise Finlayson.

“The pandemic has forced us into operating in Managed Environments and the role of a Wellbeing Manager has been identified as critical to supporting the players and staff of what we hope will be a long and successful tour,”

said Cricket Scotland CEO, Gus Mackay.

Head Coach Shane Burger believed that Trott could bring in a lot of value with his experience. 

“What we have in Jonathan Trott is great knowledge and experience of high-performance environments. He’s played in World Cups, Ashes Series and, traveled to many destinations around the world. He also understands the demands and high pressures of international sport and the environments that they bring with them and it’ll be fantastic to have him as a support in the build-up to the World Cup,”

said Burger while also expressing his confidence in the squad picked.

“This squad has worked hard over a long period now and deserves the opportunity to show the world what we are about. This is an experienced, versatile, and exciting group of players and we’re looking forward to embracing the challenges ahead as a team.

Chairman of selectors Lain Kennedy said:

“I’m very happy with the squad that we’ve selected. It’s a well-balanced group, with match-winners in every department of the game led by one of the most experienced leaders in the competition in Kyle Coetzer.”

Scotland’s supporting staff includes assistant coach and fast-bowling expert; Craig Wright, spin bowling coach, Chris Brown, and batting led by Trott.

Analyst George McNiel, strength and conditioning coach Nick Karamouzis, Physio Karen Gibson, team manager Kenny Crichton, and well-being manager Louise Finlayson.

Head Coach, Shane Burger has a lot of confidence that Scotland will do well in the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to begin on 17 October.

Scotland will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Bangladesh on October 17 before playing further games against Papua, New Guinea, and Oman.

Scotland Squad for T20 World Cup: Kyle Coetzer ©, Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Mathew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Micheal Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.

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