Former all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will take cost as the pinnacle coach of the Pakistan group for the tour of upcoming excursions of Australia and New Zealand.
Hafeez was additionally lately named because the director of the nationwide males’s group, changing Mickey Arthur.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) can be prone to merge the roles of group director and head coach for 3 Take a look at matches in Australia and 5 T20Is in New Zealand in December and January.
The choice to nominate Hafeez is barely stunning because the former captain would not have any teaching expertise.
Pakistan group is about to go away for Australia on November 30, and play a warm-up recreation in opposition to the Prime Minister’s XI on the Manuka Oval from December 6 to 9. The primary Take a look at will begin in Perth on December 14.
Pakistan tour of Australia
First Take a look at: December 14-18, Perth Stadium
Second Take a look at: December 26-30, MCG
Third Take a look at: January 3-7, SCG
Pakistan tour of New Zealand12 Jan – 1st T20I, Auckland
14 Jan – 2nd T20I, Hamilton
17 Jan – third T20I, Dunedin
19 Jan – 4th T20I, Christchurch
21 Jan – fifth T20I, Christchurch
It should be famous that the PCB on Wednesday introduced the names of the brand new captains for T20I and Take a look at codecs after Babar Azam stepped down on the identical day.
Left-handed batter Shan Masood has been named as the brand new Take a look at captain whereas left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi will take the realm of the shorter format.
It should be famous that Azam stepped down from captaincy by a publish on social media after the PCB supplied him to maintain Take a look at captaincy. The 29-year-old refused and knowledgeable the board within the assembly that he’s resigning from all codecs.