In a major development ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja has been appointed as the mentor of the Afghanistan cricket team.
The move has drawn attention and created a buzz in the cricketing world as Afghanistan prepares to take part in the 10-team multi-nation event scheduled to be held from October 5 to November 19 in India.
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Ajay Jadeja takes over as Afghanistan’s mentor for the 2023 ODI World Cup
Under the leadership of Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan is making remarkable strides in international cricket. With their squad announced for the 2023 ODI World Cup featuring a mix of seasoned veterans and new talent, the addition of Ajay Jadeja as the team’s mentor is seen as a strategic move to tap into the Afghan side’s full potential.
Afghanistan’s squad for the tournament includes notable players like Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb ur Rahman who have impressed on the global stage with their skills and performances. The team showcases a combination of batting skills, spells, and pace bowling talent, making it a well-rounded unit ready to take on the world’s best teams.
Afghanistan ODI World Cup 2023 Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Rashid Rashid Noqhm, M., Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.
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