Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Avishka Gunawardene as batting coach

Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Avishka Gunawardene as batting coach
Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Avishka Gunawardene as batting coach

Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Avishka Gunawardene as batting coach – Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed former Sri Lanka batsman Avishka Gunawardene as their new batting coach. Afghanistan Cricket Board shared the news on their official Twitter. 

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Avishka Gunawardene has represented Sri Lanka in 6 Tests and 61 ODIs where he scored 181 and 1708 runs in both formats respectively. He has one century to his name in ODI cricket. 

“Former Sri Lankan batsman and coach, Avishka Gunawardene has been appointed as Afghanistan National Team’s batting coach,” read a tweet by the official handle of the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

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Earlier, Former Australian fast bowler, Shaun Tait was appointed Afghanistan National team’s bowling coach with immediate effect.

During his prime, Tait was one of history’s fastest bowlers clocking an extreme pace of 160 kph.

Shaun Tait was part of the Australian squad that triumphed in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, taking 23 wickets in the tournament. He was also part of the Australian squad which ended second in ICC T20 World Cup.

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Overall, Shaun Tait played 35 ODIs, 21 T20Is and three Tests for Australia taking 62, 28 and five wickets in each format respectively. Shaun Tait is a Level-two certified coach from Cricket Australia and has coached various domestic and some international franchise teams including Melbourne Renegades in BBL.

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