Avishka Gunawardena is appointed as the Afghanistan batting coach for 2021-22.


Modified Aug 17, 2021 9:56 PM IST

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The Sri-Lankan Avishka Gunawardena is appointed as the Afghanistan batting coach.

Today the Srilankan Player Avishka Gunawardena is appointed as the batting coach for the Afghan team which was stunning news that fascinates everyone because after the Taliban took over Afghanistan no one thought that they will support cricket except the past coach of the batting lineup Afghan team.

Lalchand Rajput is “disturbed” to see the scary situation in Afghanistan which has now been taken over by the Taliban in a forceful manner.”

The former Indian opener quit the Afghanistan job after the ACB asked him to come to Kabul for the last three years, he has been Zimbabwe Coach

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Having coached the Afghanistan team from 2016-17 that saw them make rapid strides in world cricket thus Rajput initially shared an emotional bond with Afghans

Yes it is definitely scary to see the image on the television from Afghanistan video you see are really disturbing” Rajput told TOI on Monday from Harare

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Speaking to PTI from Kabul, Shinwari also assured that the members of the national team and their families are safe as the Taliban took over the reins of the country.

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Star players including Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, and Mujeeb Zadran are playing in the UK in The Hundred tournament. “Taliban loves cricket. They have supported us since the beginning. They did not interfere in our activities,” said Shinwari.

After several things, Avishka Gunawardena is appointed as the Afghanistan batting coach fact exactly a week ago Dr. Hamid Shinwari, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) confirmed that Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is likely to appoint a new batting coach from Sri Lanka for their forthcoming series against Pakistan. 

Speaking exclusively over the telephone from Kabul, he said, “Lance Klaussner (South Africa is our head coach and Ireland all-rounder John Mooney will be our fielding coach). We shall hire a Sri Lankan batting coach”.

The CEO didn’t specify the names of Sri Lankans approached for the job. However, now it is confirmed Now that Avishka Gunawardena is going to be the Afghanistan batting coach.