Jonathan Trott, the head coach of Afghanistan, has acknowledged that they lost out on a Super 4 berth at the Asia Cup 2023 because they were unaware of the equations and computations. According to Trott, the exact estimates were never shared.
The Asian country missed out on the Super 4 round of the competition by six runs and ultimately lost to Sri Lanka by two runs. They needed three runs off of one delivery to surpass Sri Lanka’s net run rate at the conclusion of their 37th over during the innings, which put them at 289-8. If Afghanistan had made 293 after 37.2 overs, 294 after 37.3 overs, 295 after 37.5 overs, 296 post 38 overs, or 297 following 38.1 overs, they still may have edged the Island country.
“We weren’t told what the overs in which we could get 295 or 297” : Jonathan Trott
The former England batter claimed that they had just been told that the goal had been reached in 37.1 overs during the post-game news conference.
He said, “We were never communicated those calculations. All we were communicated was we needed to win in 37.1 overs. We weren’t told what the overs in which we could get 295 or 297. [That we could win in] 38.1 overs was never communicated to us.”
No.11 If Fazalhaq Farooqi had hit a boundary off the first ball of the 38th over or a maximum during the subsequent two or three deliveries, he may have reached the aforementioned goals. Instead, he stopped two Dhananjaya de Silva deliveries and was LBW while attempting to play another dot delivery.
Trott believed they had made a number of other errors and refused to blame only this one for their defeat. The 42 year old said, “I don’t think there’s one reason we lost the game. There are areas of the game we could have done better [in] and that goes for today’s game and the one against Bangladesh. We got some things horribly wrong in a few areas and it’s cost us. It’d be nice if we’d bowled them out a bit cheaper. But it wasn’t to be.”
Fans react as Jonathan Trott admits Afghanistan did not know about qualification scenarios for Super 4 of Asia Cup 2023:
Afghanistan Head Coach Jonathan Trott said, "we were never communicated with those calculations. All we were told was we needed to win in 37.1 overs". pic.twitter.com/F6Q6NgRqfb
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 6, 2023
Afg players to their support staff pic.twitter.com/Xta5HOUlyN
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) September 6, 2023
Peeda hai pic.twitter.com/4v50SepIpV
— ?? ?????? ?? (@Bhaaratmaataa) September 6, 2023
i dont know what kind of statement this is or they actually dont know that
— anees ur rehman (@an33s) September 6, 2023
Support staff or analysts ko bahar nikalo. Aise jaoge world cup me.
— The Right Wing Guy (@meetbeniwal999) September 6, 2023
Then what were they doing on the ground? These people were thrown out; their work is not in the Afghanistan team.
— ???? ?????? (@imamitkrtiwari) September 6, 2023
Jonathan Trott : pic.twitter.com/iExjxAaoGe
— UmdarTamker (@UmdarTamker) September 6, 2023
It costed a Big match for Afghanistan
And would be a Greatest Runchase in cricket history
Totally gone to ashes
— VINEETH?? (@sololoveee) September 6, 2023
But, it should be obvious if you know basic math! The coach and staff sitting in the dugout need to do that work and communicate it to the batsmen.
— Ravindra (@RavindraBhavan) September 6, 2023
Luck was not on Afgan Side… Something big is waiting for them in near Future
— Ketan Agrawal (@goluag88881) September 6, 2023
PCB did this with intentionally, because they scared to face Afghanistan in super 4
— ???? (@bijjuu11) September 6, 2023
That's so disappoining thing done by ACC
— Amit Shah (Parody) (@Motabhai012) September 6, 2023
Afghan team to their Analysts post match pic.twitter.com/0aIyBnGYqz
— AP (@AksP009) September 6, 2023