Ajay Jadeja named Afghanistan’s mentor for the 2023 Cricket World Cup© X (formerly Twitter)
Former Indian cricket team batsman Ajay Jadeja has been appointed as the mentor of the Afghanistan cricket team ahead of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Ajay Jadeja has played 15 Test matches for India from 1992 to 2000, scoring 576 runs at 26.18 with 4 more half-centuries to go. his name and a best of 96. He also represented India in 196 One Day Internationals (ODIs) during the period, having scored 5359 runs at 37.47 with 6 hundreds and 30 fifties to his name in the format. He also featured in 111 First Class and 291 List A matches and scored over 8000 runs in each format with 31 hundreds and 88 fifties.
Afghanistan are currently in India for the 2023 Cricket World Cup where they are scheduled to take the field against Bangladesh for the first match of the year on October 7 in Dharamshala.
The World Cup warm-up match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday.
Heavy rain frustrated both sides, who now have a warm-up to get plans in order before the tournament starts next week.
The Proteas, whose captain Temba Bavuma had to travel home for family reasons, will be hoping the weather improves in Thiruvananthapuram before their final warm-up against New Zealand on Monday.
Bavuma is expected to be back in the squad for South Africa’s opening match of the tournament against Sri Lanka in Delhi on October 7.
Afghanistan has a final warm-up against Sri Lanka in Guwahati on Tuesday.
(With AFP inputs)
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