Pakistan announce batting, bowling and fielding coaches for Afghanistan collection
Days after naming the new-look Pakistan men’s team for the upcoming T20I collection in opposition to Afghanistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now introduced the teaching employees for the three-match leg.
Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Majeed will proceed as batting and fielding coaches, respectively, whereas Abdul Rehman has been appointed interim head coach. Though Yousuf was first introduced because the interim head coach earlier than Najam Sethi, the PCB chairperson, got here up with a tweet that featured the whole record of the teaching employees of the Pakistan staff.
Equally, former Pakistan quick bowler Umar Gul has been roped in because the bowling coach. Gul, who bid farewell to all forms of cricket in 2020, instantly acquired into teaching when he took up the bowling coach’s position with Quetta Gladiators within the PSL final season. He had a short stint with Afghanistan in addition to their bowling coach.
Additional, Cliffe Deacon, the physiotherapist, and Drikus Saaiman, the coach, have retained their contracts. Moreover, Mansoor Rana, the Pakistan staff supervisor, can also be again on a short-term contract.
Notably, for the Afghanistan collection, Pakistan have rested lots of their senior gamers, together with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Haris Rauf. All-rounder Shadab Khan has been appointed captain, whereas Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf have been recalled within the T20I aspect. Additionally, Saim Ayub and Ihsanullah, who impressed every one in PSL 2023, have obtained their maiden call-ups.
“@TheRealPCB pronounces Help Personnel for Sharjah T20Is. Abdul Rehman, Head Coach; Umar Gul, Bowling Coach; M Yousuf, Batting Coach; A Majeed, Fielding Coach; Drikus Simon, Coach; Cliffe Deacon, Physio; Talha Ijaz, Analyst; Mansoor Rana, Supervisor; Ahsan Nagi, Media. #PAKvAFG,” tweeted Sethi.
@TheRealPCB pronounces Help Personnel for Sharjah T20Is. Abdul Rehman, Head Coach; Umar Gul, Bowling Coach; M Yousuf, Batting Coach; A Majeed, Fielding Coach; Drikus Simon, Coach; Cliffe Deacon, Physio; Talha Ijaz, Analyst; Mansoor Rana, Supervisor; Ahsan Nagi, Media. #PAKvAFG
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 14, 2023
Pakistan squad for the T20I collection in opposition to Afghanistan:
Shadab Khan (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Tayab Tahir, Zaman Khan
Reserve gamers: Abrar Ahmed, Haseebullah, Usama Mir.