Former India batter Wasim Jaffer is in line to join the game-development wing of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The 44-year-old will most likely be working with the Bangladesh U-19 team and BCB’s high-performance centre, as per a report in ESPNcricinfo.
This will not be the first time that Wasim Jaffer will be working with Bangladesh. In 2019, for a few months, he worked as a batting consultant at the BCB’s academy in Mirpur, where he worked with U-16 to U-19 teams and he also worked as a consultant with the high-performance committee. In 2018-19 Wasim Jaffer also took part in Dhaka Premier League for Abahani Limited.
Meanwhile, Jaffer joined Uttarakhand as a head coach after his retirement in March 2020 but after a fallout with the association he resigned. Recently, he was appointed as head coach of Odisha senior men’s team and he was also part of the coaches’ development programme in the state.
Other than this Jaffer has worked in the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL). From 2019 to 2021 he served as a batting consultant for the Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Wasim Jaffer The Indian Domestic Cricket Giant
Former Vidarbha and Mumbai batter Wasim Jaffer is regarded as one of the all-time greats of the Indian domestic circuit. His career spanned between 1996-2020 and he scored 12,038 runs, which is the record for most runs in Ranji Trophy history by a player.
Other than this, Jaffer is also the most-capped player in Ranji Trophy history with 156 games in his bag. He scored as many as 40 centuries during his illustrious career, which is the most by a player. He also holds the record for most catches (200) taken by a player in Ranji Trophy history.
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old finished as the fifth-highest scorer in Indian first-class cricket, behind Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman
Talking about his international career, he played for India from 2000 to 2008. During this period he played 31 Tests in which he scored 1944 runs at an average of 34.10, including 5 centuries and 11 fifties. He also played 2 ODIs for India National Cricket Team.
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