Andy Flower Will be Afghanistan Mentor in T20 World Cup 2021
The wind of change has been blowing in Afghan cricket since the Taliban took power. Former Zimbabwean captain Andy Flower is taking on new responsibilities for the Afghanistan team this time, he will be Afghanistan’s mentor in the T20 World Cup 2021.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) confirmed the deal with Andy Flower on Saturday (October 6th). Flower, along with other coaching staff, has already joined the Afghanistan team in bio-bubble, the ACB said in a statement.
Big names have already been added to the coaching panel in Afghanistan. Lance Klausner is the head coach of the team. Shaun Tait is also the bowling coach.
Andy Flower coached the England national cricket team from 2009 to 2014. Under his coaching, the team won the T20 World Cup in 2010.
Andy Flower’s career as a coach is quite rich. Apart from the England national team, he has experience working as a coach and mentor in almost all franchise cricket in the world.
Afghanistan has already started a camp in Doha, the capital of Qatar, to prepare for the T20 World Cup. Andy Flower joined the team there.
ACB chairman Azizullah Fazli is happy to add Andy Flower to the team’s coaching panel. “We are happy to have Andy join the ACB,” he said. Andy Flower has already worked with several cricketers in various franchises. His experience will be useful to us in the World Cup.
Afghanistan will play directly in the Super Twelve as they are in the top eight in the T20 world rankings within the stipulated time. In Group 2, Afghanistan’s teammates are India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and two teams that have qualified for the preliminary round.
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