‘We were never communicated’ - Jonathan Trott admits to lack of communication over NRR calculations following loss against Sri Lanka
"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," Trott said.
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Afghanistan faced a heartbreaking exit from the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 as they lost their must-win game against Sri Lanka. However, the side did put their heart and soul into bringing themselves within touching distance of a win.
As Sri Lanka posted a target of 292 runs to chase down, Afghanistan needed to chase the target of 295 in 37.5 overs (to tie the equation with Lanka in terms of NRR) in a qualification scenario that was very complex. However, they were bundled out for 289 runs in 37.4 overs, and as the team’s analyst came under heavy fire, coach Jonathan Trott stated that they were never told about the scenarios.
"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," Jonathan Trott said in the post match press conference.