Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal appointed as Pakistan’s bowling coaches

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former internationals Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as bowling coaches for the lads’s nationwide group. While Gul has been assigned because the quick bowling coach, Ajmal will helm the spin unit.

Gul has been actively concerned in teaching stints since retiring from all types of cricket in 2020 after turning out in 47 Tests (163 wickets at 34.06), 130 ODIs (179 at 29.34) and 60 T20Is (85 at 16.97) between 2003 and 2016. He was appointed Quetta Gladiators’ bowling coach for PSL 2021, and in addition had a stint as Afghanistan’s nationwide bowling coach in 2022.

The 41-year-old then served because the Pakistan bowling coach throughout a three-match T20I collection in opposition to Afghanistan, and the next collection in opposition to New Zealand at house earlier this yr.

“I am pleased to join as the bowling coach of Pakistan team and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity,” Gul was quoted through a press launch. “Having had previous working experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights.”

Ajmal, the previous No. 1 ODI bowler, has had an earlier stint as bowling coach with Islamabad United and is available in having represented Pakistan in 35 Tests (178 wickets at 28.10), 184 ODIs (184 wickets at 22.72) and 64 T20Is (85 wickets at 17.83). He known as time on his profession In 2017 ending with an total tally of 447 worldwide wickets.

“I am delighted to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help enhance the spin bowling arsenal of the team,” he mentioned.

The duo’s function begins with Pakistan’s Test collection in opposition to Australia scheduled from 14 December 14 to January 7 adopted by the T20I collection in opposition to New Zealand from January 12 to 21 subsequent yr.

Pakistan have had an overhaul of their backroom workers since failing to qualify for the knockout phases of the Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Wahab Riaz, the previous Pakistan quick bowler, was appointed the brand new chief selector of the senior males’s group, whereas Mohammad Hafeez was appointed Pakistan males’s group director. He may also function the top coach of the group in Australia and New Zealand.

They may also be going with new captains within the type of Shan Masood in Tests and Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20Is after Babar Azam stepped down as captain after the World Cup.

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