Jonathan Trott: 'Sky’s the limit' for Afghanistan’s match-winning youngsters

Afghanistan's head coach, Jonathan Trott, praised his team after their impressive victory over Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. The young opening pair, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, played a key role in Afghanistan's successful chase of 283 runs. Trott mentioned that their strong start was crucial in the victory, as it took off the pressure from the players coming later. The team had a clear strategy to bat well for 50 overs and achieve the target. Both Zadran and Gurbaz, aged just 21, showcased their exceptional talent on the world stage. Trott believes that the two players have great potential and a bright future ahead. He advised them to continue growing their game, adapting to the team's needs, and playing according to their own game plan. Trott also highlighted the impressive bowling performance of the spinners, who played a significant role in the victory. Noor Ahmad, a young spinner, stood out with his brilliant performance, taking 3/49. Trott believes that Ahmad has the potential for a phenomenal career and praised his ability to spin the ball. Afghanistan's next match will be against Sri Lanka in a week's time, giving them time to celebrate their historic win.