Cricket World Cup: Ajay Jadeja named Afghanistan’s team mentor

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has hired former India captain Ajay Jadeja as team mentor for the ICC ODI World Cup in India.

Ajay Jadeja has played 15 test matches for India from 1992 to 2000, scoring 576 runs at 26.18 with 4 half-centuries to his name and a best of 96.

Jadeja has also represented India in 196 ODIs, scoring 5359 runs at 37.47 with 6 hundreds and 30 fifties to his name in the format.

He has also been part of 111 first class matches, Jadeja has amassed 8100 runs, while in 291 List A games he has scored over 8300 runs.

Afghanistan managed just a solitary win against Scotland in their first 2015 World Cup and lost all nine matches in the 2019 tournament.

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Afghanistan will open its 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup campaign against Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on October 7.

Afghanistan World Cup squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Reserve Players: Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Farid Ahmad Malik

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