The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has roped in the services of former Indian cricket captain Ajay Jadeja as the team’s mentor for the forthcoming ODI World Cup in India. Jadeja’s role will involve offering valuable advice and direction to the Afghan team as they get ready for the 50-over tournament in two days.
Throughout his international cricket career, which extended from 1992 to 2000, Ajay Jadeja represented India in 15 Test matches and 196 ODIs. His experience is definitely going to benefit the Afghanistan Cricket Team in the upcoming ODI World Cup. Jadeja achieved a remarkable record of 5359 runs at an average of 37.47 in ODIs, which includes six centuries and 30 half-centuries.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced this news on X(formerly Twitter) and wrote,”ACB Appointed former Indian Captain and middle-order batter Ajay Jadeja as AfghanAtalan’s Mentor for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. “
The team’s batting order is expected to be heavily dependent on the dynamic opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and the stylish Ibrahim Zadran. In the middle order, the team will gain strength from captain Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah. Meanwhile, the responsibility of finishing the innings will fall on the capable shoulders of Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, and Rashid Khan.
In the bowling department, Afghanistan possesses a strong pace duo in Naveen Ul Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi, making their bowling attack more effective.
Afghanistan will start their ODI World Cup Journey on October 7, with their first match against Bangladesh taking place at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.