Persevering with their overhaul of the Pakistan crew’s backroom employees, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Tuesday (November 21), appointed former bowlers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal because the bowling coaches. The PCB has made quite a few modifications to the teaching employees after Pakistan’s disastrous efficiency within the not too long ago concluded World Cup in addition to the Asia Cup previous it.
Within the Asia Cup, the Males in Inexperienced didn’t qualify for the finals after struggling crushing defeats by the hands of eventual winners India and Sri Lanka. It was adopted by a poor marketing campaign within the World Cup the place they didn’t advance forward of the league stage underneath the captaincy of Babar Azam.
Pakistan started their marketing campaign with two wins earlier than 4 successive losses fully derailed their marketing campaign. They did win two extra video games however didn’t advance to the semifinals. The 1992 World Cup winners finally completed within the fifth spot with simply 4 wins from 9 video games. After the event, Babar Azam stepped down as captain in all three codecs.
PCB appoints Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as bowling coaches:
Umar Gul has been named because the fast-bowling coach of Pakistan whereas Saeed Ajmal would be the spin-bowling coach. Earlier this month, former South Africa pacer Morne Morkel resigned because the bowling coach of Pakistan after the dismal present within the World Cup. Each Gul and Ajmal had been essential members of the Pakistan crew that gained the T20 World Cup in 2009 and the Asia Cup in 2012.
Earlier this 12 months, Gul had served because the bowling coach for Pakistan in the course of the three-match T20I collection towards Afghanistan, and the next collection towards New Zealand at dwelling. He has additionally plied his commerce because the bowling coach of PSL outfit Quetta Gladiators and Afghanistan within the ICC Males’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. However, Ajmal served because the spin bowling coach of PSL franchise Islamabad United.
“I’m happy to hitch because the bowling coach of Pakistan crew and really feel honoured to have been given the chance to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Administration Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf. Having had earlier working expertise with the lads’s aspect, I’ll convey my teaching experience with the goal of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights,” stated Gul.
“I’m actually honoured and grateful for the chance supplied by Chairman PCB Administration Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf to function the spin bowling coach. I’m delighted to contribute to the event of spin bowling expertise inside the Pakistan nationwide crew. I consider my profession and training expertise will assist improve the spin bowling arsenal of the crew,” stated Ajmal.
🚨 Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed because the Quick Bowling and Spin Bowling Coaches, respectively, for the Pakistan Males’s Staff
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 21, 2023
Earlier, the PCB had appointed former captain Mohammad Hafeez because the Director of Pakistan Males’s Cricket Staff. He changed Mickey Arthur whose final task was the World Cup. As per stories, Hafeez can also be prone to function the pinnacle coach of the crew for the upcoming collection towards Australia.
Former 🇵🇰 captain Mohammad Hafeez has been given the duty of Director – Pakistan Males’s Cricket Staff.
The PCB has modified the portfolio of the Pakistan teaching employees. All coaches will proceed to work in Nationwide Cricket Academy whereas PCB will announce the brand new teaching… pic.twitter.com/zwwnsj5lzs
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 15, 2023