Jaffer has earlier served as batting coach for Bangladesh cricket team, batting coach for Kings XI Punjab and head coach for Uttarakhand cricket team.
Cuttack, July 14: Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the coach of Odisha senior cricket team, informed Odisha Cricket Association on Wednesday.
43-year-old Jaffer has earlier served as batting coach for Bangladesh cricket team, batting coach for Kings XI Punjab and head coach for Uttarakhand cricket team.
Jaffer represented India in 31 Tests and scored 1944 runs, including five hundreds and 11 fifties. He also has a double hundred to his name — a highest score of 212 in West Indies in 2006. He also played two ODIs for India.
He has played 260 First-Class matches, scoring 19,410 runs at an average of 50.67. He has scored 57 hundreds and 91 fifties, with a highest score of 314.
In March 2020, the right-handed opening batsman announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
He is currently the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket.