Rachel Haynes and Nooshin Al Khadeer roped in by Gujarat Giants

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Women’s Premier League team, Gujarat Giants have signed up the likes of former Australia women’s cricketer, Rachel Haynes, and India’s former cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer.

They will be the coaches of the recently-launched franchise with Haynes as the head coach.

Al Khadeer is going to be the bowling coach for the Gujarat Giants in the WPL.

Adani Sportsline is the owner of the Ahmedabad-based franchise and has already spent an incredible INR 1,289 crores.

Apart from these two, Gujarat Giants have also signed up Tushar Arothe and Gavan Twining as batting and fielding coaches.

Before naming their coaches, Gujarat Giants has already signed up former India cricket captain, Mithali Raj as the team’s mentor.

Says Mithali after joining Gujarat Giants,

The likes of Rachel Haynes, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Tushar Arothe, and Gavan Twining will certainly take the performance of the team notches up.

Adding further, she says,

Not only have they carved a niche for themselves in their roles, but their stories of resilience will be an inspiration for the team. Their combined strengths will enable Adani Sportline’s Gujarat Giants to give their best performance on the ground.

Mithali Raj and Rachel Haynes retired from international cricket last year

In 2022, both Mithali Raj and Rachel Haynes hung up their boots from international cricket for India and Australia respectively.

Although Mithali wanted to be a part of the WPL 2023 as a player, she decided to be the mentor of the franchise.

On the other hand, Rachel Haynes represented Australia women in 6 Tests, 77 ODIs, and 84 T20Is.

She was the most successful player in the ODI format where she scored 2,585 runs and made two tons and 19 half-centuries.

Meanwhile, Raj represented India women in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs, and 89 T20Is during her international career.

So, it will be quite interesting to watch how these two freshly retired women cricketers help the Gujarat Titans.

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