Trott set for England U19 coaching role

Jonathan Trott is to be named among the England coaching staff at the U19 World Cup, as the ECB rejig their plans after Steve Rhodes was stood down as head coach.

Trott, a former ICC player of the year, will be the batting coach for the squad. Although he is still on the playing staff at Warwickshire, he impressed when working with the England Lions at Loughborough ahead of their trip to Australia.

While Rhodes had originally been named as the team’s coach, he is currently on forced leave at Worcestershire as part of a disciplinary enquiry. Richard Dawson, the Gloucestershire coach, will lead the coaching staff in his place.

The tournament, which takes place in New Zealand between January 13 and February 3, will be the 12th staging of the U19 World Cup, which was first hosted in Australia in 1988.

Trott, who played in 52 Tests and 68 ODIs for England, including roles in three Ashes series wins, represented South Africa at the 2000 World Cup, with whom he won the Plate Final, beating Bangladesh by 80 runs in Kandy.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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