T20 World Cup 2024 / Afghanistan is in a bad shape before Super 8, team's head coach makes a big statement

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 19, 2024, 06:00 AM
T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan team has qualified for the Super 8 round of the T20 World Cup. Before reaching the Super 8 round of the tournament, the Afghanistan team had to face a crushing defeat against the West Indies. Due to the defeat in this match, the morale of the Afghanistan team must have been very weak. The head coach of Afghanistan also looked very disappointed with this performance of his team. He has said many big things in his statement and has given some messages to his team before the start of the Super 8. Afghanistan has to play its first match in the Super 8 against a big team like India.

Afghanistan suffered a crushing defeat

Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott said that his team would have to ensure that they do not concede 60 runs in two overs against India in their match of the Super Eight of the T20 World Cup as they did in the final group match against the West Indies here. Afghanistan suffered a crushing defeat of 104 runs against the West Indies. The team conceded 36 runs in the fourth over while 24 runs were scored in the 18th over. West Indies scored 218 runs for five wickets in 20 overs with the help of Nicholas Pooran's innings of 98 runs off 53 balls.

What did Afghanistan coach say

When asked about the learnings from the match, Trott said that if we do not start an over well, then that over has to be finished soon. Today we gave 60 runs in two overs and this changed the course of the match to a great extent. He said that this is part of the game and yes, I am disappointed with the batting that we could not get even a little closer to the target. Another aspect that the team will need to understand better is to play shots in the direction of the wind to ensure that the big shots fall outside the boundary. Trott said that I think we saw that the West Indies players made good use of the wind. I mean, the wind was towards the longer, longer boundary line but still the shots went across it easily. I think maybe we could have bowled a little better and forced them to hit on the other side.