PCB announces upcoming former Australian cricketer, Shaun Tait, as the bowling coach for Pakistan in the upcoming Pak-Aus series in March.
According to the statement issued by PCB, Saqlain Mushtaq will continue to be the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team for the next 12 months. Meanwhile, Muhammad Yusuf will be batting coach for the series against Australia.
PCB has also announced the squad for the series. Three changes have been made in the squad. Shan Masood replaces Abid Ali in the series. Meanwhile, Haris Rauf has been selected to replace Bilal Asif.
Yasir Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, and Kamran Ghulam have been kept in the reserve players.
Chief selector, Mohammad Waseem, said that the board has chosen the players for consistency for the home series against Australia.
The PCB has confirmed that Saqlain Mushtaq will continue as Head Coach for another 12 months; Shaun Tait has been appointed as fast bowling coach for 12 months whilst Mohammad Yousuf will take on the role of batting coach for the upcoming series against Australia #PAKvAUS
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) February 9, 2022
Saqlain Mushtaq to continue as head coach of Pakistan men's team for another 12 months while Australia's Shaun Tait has been named as bowling coach.
— Ali (@aliahmed98_) February 9, 2022
Saqlain Mushtaq appointed Pakistan's Head Coach for the next 12 months while former Australian pacer Shaun Tait has been appointed fast bowling coach for one year. Muhammad Yousuf appointed batting coach for the series against Australia.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) February 9, 2022
This is to give the boys confidence, reward them for their impressive performances in the longer version of the game in 2021 and continue to build the side for the future,” Wasim was quoted as saying in the statement.
“These are the best available, most talented, and in-form players in the domestic circuit. I am confident they will put up an impressive performance against a formidable Australia side,” he added.
Shaun Tait to coach for a year
Moreover, Shaun Tait has been selected as the bowling coach for a year. Australia has also named a full-strength squad on Tuesday for its first Pakistan tour in 24 years, with spinners Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar drafted to back up their formidable pace attack.
Pat Cummins’ side — which recently lost coach Justin Langer in acrimonious circumstances — is slated to play a three-Test series in Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Lahore from March 4.
Bowler Josh Hazelwood will be back in action after missing most of Australia’s recent 4-0 demolition of England in the Ashes.
Scott Boland who thrilled fans with a stunning debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during that series — including a spell that saw him take six wickets for seven runs — has been retained.