Afghanistan Add Moles To Coaching Team

Andy Moles, Saqlain Mushtaq
Andy Moles (left) has been appointed Afghanistan's batting coach
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Afghanistan have added the vastly experienced Andy Moles to their coaching team, appointing him as batting coach.

Moles, who played first-class cricket for Griqualand West and Warwickshire, will take on the role as Afghanistan continue their preparations for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Moles has previously been involved in coaching with Kenya, Scotland and New Zealand and will arrive in Kabul this week to begin working with the national team.

"We are pleased to have the services of Andy Moles in our batting preparations for the World Cup," Dr Noor Mohammad Murad, Afghanistan Cricket Board chief executive officer, said

"He has a broad experience in international cricket both as a player and a coach and he will bring the benefits of this experience to our national players."

During his playing career, Moles hit 15,305 runs in 230 matches including 29 centuries, also making 4,733 runs in 185 one-day games.

Afghanistan will play Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Pool A of the World Cup, which begins on 14th February 2015.

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