In a surprise, Afghanistan team appointed Indian legend as mentor for World Cup

In a surprise, Afghanistan team appointed Indian legend as mentor for World Cup

Afghanistan's cricket team has made a significant move in preparation for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 by appointing former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja as their mentor. This strategic decision was announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board, marking a noteworthy collaboration between two cricketing nations.

In an official statement, the Afghanistan Cricket Board introduced Ajay Jadeja as the mentor for the Afghanistan National Cricket Team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Jadeja, a former Indian captain and a seasoned middle-order batter, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Afghan team. His appointment is expected to provide valuable guidance and leadership to the Afghan players as they gear up for the tournament.

Ajay Jadeja's illustrious cricketing career includes representing India in 322 matches across both Test and One-Day International (ODI) formats. Throughout his career, he amassed an impressive total of 5,935 international runs and also showcased his bowling prowess by claiming 20 wickets. His extensive cricketing background and expertise make him a strong asset for Afghanistan as they strive to make their mark in the world of cricket.

Afghanistan's journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to kick off on October 7th when they face Bangladesh. Subsequently, they will take on cricketing powerhouses India and defending champions England on October 11th and 15th, respectively. With Ajay Jadeja's mentorship, Afghanistan aims to put up a formidable performance in the tournament and create a lasting impact on the world stage of cricket.