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Abdul Rehman to be Pakistan’s head coach for Afghanistan T20Is; Umar Gul named bowling coach

Pakistan have named Abdul Rehman as interim head coach and Umar Gul as bowling coach for the three-match T20I sequence towards Afghanistan. Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Majeed will proceed as batting coach and fielding coach, respectively.

Rehman is a seasoned coach within the home set-up with greater than a decade’s expertise and is amongst famend expertise scouts within the northern a part of the nation. He has labored as head coach with a number of home groups, most just lately with Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and presently is with Multan Sultans as assistant coach within the PSL. He additionally labored with Pakistan Underneath-19 throughout Bangladesh’s tour of Multan in November final yr.

Initially, Yousuf was introduced as interim head coach solely to vary the subsequent day when Najam Sethi, the PCB chairperson, tweeted a listing of assist workers contradicting the sooner announcement. The PCB clarified that the sooner assertion was faulty and Yousuf will proceed as batting coach solely.

Gul retired from all types of cricket in 2020 after turning out in 47 Exams (163 wickets at 34.06), 130 ODIs (179 at 29.34) and 60 T20Is (85 at 16.97) between 2003 and 2016. He instantly obtained into teaching after his retirement, taking over the bowling coach’s position with Quetta Gladiators within the PSL final season. He had a quick stint with Afghanistan as properly final yr, as their bowling coach, earlier than parting away after their board determined to go together with a neighborhood coach and did not renew his contract after it led to December.

Pakistan abroad recruitments Cliffe Deacon, the physiotherapist, and Drikus Saaiman, the energy and conditioning coach, have retained their contracts and can proceed to work with the nationwide workforce.

Since Saqlain Mushtaq’s contract ended, Pakistan have not appointed a full-time teaching workers. The PCB was eager to rope of their former coach Mickey Arthur however because of his full-time dedication with Derbyshire county as head coach, he wasn’t capable of be part of. The PCB assigned Arthur a part-time consultancy position and he was supposed to assist them discover teaching workers however the board is but to share any particulars about it.

In one other growth, Mansoor Rana, the Pakistan workforce supervisor, is again on a short-term contract. Rana’s employment with the PCB had ended final yr after he reached 60 and took up the director’s position at Lahore Qalandars’ excessive efficiency centre.

For the Afghanistan sequence, Pakistan have rested a lot of their first-choice gamers, together with Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman and Haris Rauf. Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf have been recalled, whereas Shadab Khan has been named captain, and star PSL 2023 performers Saim Ayub and Ihsanullah have all acquired call-ups to the nationwide workforce for the primary time.

Pakistan might be flying to Dubai on March 22 with the primary T20I to be performed on March 24, adopted by two back-to-back video games on March 26 and 27. It will the primary occasion of the 2 sides assembly in a bilateral sequence, and all video games might be performed in Sharjah.



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