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World Cup 2023: Ajay Jadeja Joins Afghanistan Cricket Team as Mentor – News18

Curated By: Aakash Biswas

Last Updated: October 02, 2023, 16:41 IST

Afghanistan ropes in Ajay Jadeja as mentor (Photo: ACB Officials / X)

The Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the signing of Ajay Jadeja via social media on Monday.

Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja has joined the Afghanistan cricket team as a mentor for the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2023, starting October 5. The Hashmatullah Shahidi-led side will open its campaign in the showpiece event against Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on October 7.

On Monday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the signing of Jadeja via social media. Taking to microblogging site X, the ACB 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.”

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. He has 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 has also been part of 111 First Class and 291 List A games and has scored over 8000 runs in each format with 31 hundreds and 88 fifties combined in both formats of the game.

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.

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