Afghanistan's Head Coach

Jonathan Trott is the current head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team (Twitter)Jonathan Trott is the current head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team (Twitter)

Since it entered into international cricket, Afghanistan has seen a diverse group of head coaches from around the world, each bringing their own experiences and expertise to the team.

This diverse coaching background has played a crucial role in the rapid development of Afghanistan's cricket, helping the team make significant strides on the global stage.

The succession of experienced international coaches has been instrumental in Afghanistan's cricketing growth from an associate member to a full member of the ICC, capable of competing in Test cricket.

Each coach has contributed uniquely, from establishing foundational skills to introducing advanced strategies and helping the team adapt to the demands of all formats of the game. Here's a list of Afghanistan head coaches.

List of Afghanistan’s Head Coaches

Kabir Khan2008-10Pakistan
Rashid Latif2010-11Pakistan
Kabir Khan2011-14Pakistan
Andy Moles2014-15England
Lalchand Rajput2016-17India
Phil Simmons2017-19West Indies
Lance Klusener2019-21South Africa
Jonathan Trott2022-PresentEngland

Afghanistan’s T20 Coach: Jonathan Trott

Afghanistan has shown remarkable progress under Jonathan Trott (Twitter)Afghanistan has shown remarkable progress under Jonathan Trott (Twitter)

Jonathan Trott took over as the head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team in July 2022. With a rich background in international cricket, particularly with England, Trott brought a wealth of experience to the role.

His approach has been to hone the skills of the Afghan players, focusing particularly on the white-ball formats, where he aims to leverage Afghanistan's naturally aggressive batting style while instilling a greater sense of discipline and tactical awareness.

Under Trott's guidance, the team is expected to focus on consistent performance in international tournaments. If Afghanistan’s impressive performances at the ODI World Cup 2023 under Trott are anything to go buy, their future looks bright.

With Trott at the helm, there is optimism that Afghanistan will continue to build on its recent successes and perhaps achieve new milestones in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Afghanistan’s Head Coaches: FAQs

Q.1. Who is the head coach of Afghanistan?

Answer: Former England cricketer, Jonathan Trott is the current head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team.

Q.2. Who are the coaching staff of the Afghanistan cricket team?

Answer: Apart from Trott, the Afghanistan coaching staff include Andre Puttick (batting coach), Hamid Hassan (bowling coach), Shane McDermott (fielding coach), and Dwayne Bravo (bowling consultant).

Q.3. Who is the batting coach for Afghanistan in 2024?

Answer: Former South African cricketer, Andrew Puttick is the batting coach of the Afghanistan cricket team.

Q.4. Is Ajay Jadeja coaching Afghanistan?

Answer: Ajay Jadeja previously worked with Afghanistan team as their mentor for the World Cup 2023, held in India. Currently he is not associated with the side.