Afghanistan Coach Jonathan Trott says, ‘Need to Put Pressure on India Batters in Middle Overs’

The coach of the Afghanistan cricket team, Jonathan Trott, said his bowlers will have to put pressure on Indian batters in the middle overs for them to be competitive against the home side in the third and final T20I in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Afghanistan are looking to score a consolation win after India won Mohali and Indore matches to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. India had scaled down targets with consummate ease in the previous two matches.
Trott said in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, "I will be looking at getting closer to a good 40 overs from us tomorrow. Being able to put some pressure on the Indian side in the middle overs with the ball would be nice.
"It's something that we want to get better at if we want to compete at the World Cup (in June). "There is plenty to play for at such a historic venue.”
Part of their struggle with the ball has its genesis in the absence of injured Rashid Khan, and Trott said Afghanistan management is giving ample time for the star spinner to recover.

Jan 16, 2024 1:30 PM