Lahiore, 09: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former skipper of Pakistan cricket team Younis Khan as the national team’s batting coach and Mushtaq Ahmed as the team’s spin bowling coach for the upcoming tour of England.
According to a press release issued by the PCB “The appointments have been made to provide head coach Misbahul Haq and fast bowling coach Waqar Younis the necessary and essential resources that can help them further uplift the performance of the side.
England are scheduled to host Pakistan for three Tests from July 30, followed by three Twenty20 internationals in August and September.
PCB’s chief executive Wasim Khan said he was “delighted that someone of the stature and incredible batting record of Younis Khan has agreed to join the Pakistan cricket set-up as national men’s team batting coach”.
Wasim Khan siad that whenever he talk to younas, he shows his commitment and enthusiasm to take up this assignment and serve the country . “Younis’ work ethic, commitment to match preparation, game awareness and tactics in the English conditions will be invaluable. He is a role model to a number of current players and is hugely respected. I have no doubt that the squad will benefit from the immense value that he will bring, both on and off the field,” Khan added.
Praising Mushtaq Ahmed, the board’s chief executive said leg spinner’s experience of playing county cricket and working with the English cricket team would help Pakistan.
“These appointments are part of the PCB’s commitment to help and support Misbah and his team to achieve the objectives of producing strong performances that can help the national side to once again become a force to be reckoned with,” he added.
Reacting to his appointment as the team’s new batting coach, Younis Khan said: “For me, there has never been a bigger honour and a better feeling than to represent my country and I feel privileged to have been again offered the opportunity to serve it for a challenging but exciting tour of England.