• Donald injury sees Trott join Kent coaching staff

    South African-born Jonathan Trott will act as temporary replacement for former Proteas fast bowler Allan Donald as assistant coach at Kent.

    Donald is nursing a shoulder injury, leaving Trott to assist head coach Matt Walker in the ongoing County Championship and the upcoming One-Day Cup.

    ‘It’s a great opportunity for me to join a team such as Kent for this competition. Their run to the final last year shows that the squad here is one of the strongest in one-day format, and I’m looking forward to working with this talented group of players,’ Trott told Kent’s official website.

    Kents director of cricket Paul Downton added: ‘Jonathan’s experience in this format of the game will be a valuable asset to complement our coaching team here for the Royal London One-Day Cup.’

    The Cape Town-born Trott, who represented South Africa U19 before pursuing a career in England, played 52 Tests between 2009 and 2015. His playing career ended in September 2018.

    ‘Making the decision to retire gave me a new lease of life and helped me get through the season,’ he told ESPNcricinfo at the time.

    ‘It encouraged me to enjoy the season for what it is and not fight or wrestle with cricket as I have done in the past. I just went out and let it happen. I’ve been looking forward to this day. It’s the right time for me.’

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