No one would want to play a semi-final match on this pitch, Afghanistan coach Trott criticized the pitch

Tarouba. Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott strongly criticized the pitch used for the T20 World Cup semi-final against South Africa here, saying that it was not suitable for such a big match. This pitch was giving movement to the fast bowlers and it had an uncertain bounce. Afghanistan’s team was out after scoring only 56 runs on this pitch, which is the lowest score in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup. Although South Africa achieved the target in 8.5 overs, its batsmen also had to struggle.

Trott told reporters after the match, “I don’t want to get myself into trouble and I don’t want to be a case of sour grapes but this was not the kind of pitch on which one would want to play a World Cup semi-final.” The former England batsman said that this pitch completely took batting out of the game. He said, “The match should be equal. I am not saying that it should be flat with no spin or seam movement. What I mean to say is that you should also worry about the batsmen. Batsmen should have confidence in their foot movement and they should be able to use their skills.

Trott said, “T20 is all about aggression and scoring runs and taking wickets. This format is not made for staying at the crease.” Five World Cup matches were played in Tarouba, out of which the team batting first crossed 100 runs only once. Host West Indies scored 149 runs for six wickets against New Zealand and defended it successfully. Afghanistan had a very busy schedule before playing their first World Cup semi-final and Trott said that his players were tired.

He said, “We reached the hotel at three o’clock after the last match and had to leave 5 hours later. In this way we did not get much time to sleep and the players were really tired. ” Trott said, “But we were aware of our schedule and this is not an excuse. When you play in the World Cup or any tournament, not everything goes according to your wishes and you have to move forward facing these difficulties.

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