Stuart Law has been named the interim coach for the Afghanistan cricket team and is set to face the Bengal Tigers in a limited-overs series consisting of 3 ODIs and 2 T20I matches. He has represented the Australian cricket team in the ’90s and also has added experience in the coaching sector for over seven years as well. He has scored 54 runs in Test match cricket, the right-handed batter amassed 1237 runs in the ODI format of the game and has scored a solitary ton in international cricket as well. He was also appointed as Sri Lanka’s interim coach before the 2011 World Cup and also had the experience of being a head coach for the Bangladesh team in 2011-2012, leading the side to their first Asia Cup final.
He has decided to take over the position from Lance Klusener who decided to retire from the role based on a mutual agreement that had taken place in 2021. Law has already reached Bangladesh ahead of the Tour and has linked up with the team that is undergoing a preparation and conditioning camp in Bangladesh ahead of the start of the ODI series on February 23.
The second and third ODIs are dated to be played on the 25th and 28th of February while the two T20Is are set to be played on March 3rd and 5th. There have been significant changes in the Afghanistan squad following the tour where senior members like Mohammad Shahzad, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan and Hashmatullah Shahidi have been dropped from the T20I squad whereas the likes of Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani has been removed as well.