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Former Pakistan bowlers, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed because the quick bowling and spin bowling coaches of the nationwide squad for the upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Umar, a member of the 2009 World T20 profitable squad, has labored earlier than with the Pakistan crew as bowling coach, whereas that is the primary time Saeed has been given an task with the nationwide facet. The Pakistan cricket board stated that preliminary assignments for each former stalwarts would come with the Test collection towards Australia scheduled from 14 December 14 to January 7 and the T20I collection towards New Zealand from January 12 to 21 subsequent yr.
The board has already named Muhammad Hafeez because the Director and head coach of the Pakistan squad and quick bowler Wahab Riaz as the brand new chief selector in a spate of modifications after the nationwide crew’s poor World Cup marketing campaign.
The induction of Umar and Saeed and Hafeez’s task mainly implies that the international coaches, together with Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn will now not be working with the nationwide facet.
Bowling coach, South Africa’s Morne Morkel had already resigned final week whereas the fielding coach has additionally been modified.
Umar beforehand served because the bowling coach through the three-match T20I collection towards Afghanistan, and the next collection towards New Zealand at house. He has additionally been the bowling coach for Quetta Gladiators within the Pakistan Super League.
He has additionally coached the Afghanistan squad.
Saeed, the champion off-spinner, whose profession was derailed in 2015 after the ICC officers had reported his bowling motion, represented his nation in 35 Tests, 113 ODIs, and 64 T20Is, selecting up 447 wickets throughout the three codecs.
He has additionally served because the spin bowling coach with the PSL franchise Islamabad United.
(This story has been edited by Mahaz News employees …)
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