Wasim Jaffer appointed Odisha senior cricket team coach

Bhubaneswar, 14/7 : Former Ranji player Wasim Jafar has been appointed as the coach of the Odisha cricket team. The OCA announced on Wednesday the appointment of Zafar. The former Indian opener has scored the most runs in the Ranji Trophy, while he has played 31 Tests and two ODIs for India. In addition, Jafar has 240 first-class and 116 List A matches.

Jaffer took two wickets and scored 1944  runs from 31 Tests for India, including five centuries and 11 fifties. Zafar, who scored 1,910 runs in the first class, has won the Ranji Trophy 10 times in his career. Jafar, who has won the Ranji Trophy four times for Mumbai, won the last two seasons of his career to make Vidarbha the champions. Jafar, who is set to take over as the coach of Odisha, has previously taken charge of the Bangladesh batting coach and the coach of Kings XI Punjab. Jafar was the coach of the Uttarakhand Ranji Trophy team for two years recently.

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