Former teammates Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan will come together once again as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed latter as batting coach for the ‘bio-secure’ England tour.
The new batting coach will travel with the national team to England from July to September for three Tests and as many T20Is. Khan’s initial appointment is just for the England tour.
Former cricketer had scored 10,099 runs at over 52 in 118 Tests from 2000 to 2017. This included a career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009, which lifted him to the No.1 position in the ICC rankings.
On the other hand, former wrist spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as the spin bowling coach for England tour. Mushtaq’s appointment was followed by his experience of coaching elite cricketers in the English conditions.
CEO Wasim Khan is delighted to have both the former cricketers on board for an all-important England tour.
“I am 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. When I spoke with him, his commitment and enthusiasm to take up this assignment and serve his country was never in doubt and he jumped at the opportunity,” he said.
“Mushtaq knows the English conditions as well as anyone, having spent a lot of time playing county cricket and working with the England cricket team,” he added.
Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq welcomed both Khan and Ahmed and looking forward to working with them.
“I welcome Younis Khan and look forward to reuniting with him in Pakistan colours as our cricket careers have almost run concurrently. We know each other better than most think as we have worked hand in glove in the past decade to contribute in some of Pakistan’s most historic and memorable Test wins,” he said.
“Mushtaq Ahmed is loaded with the experience of helping elite cricketers from different countries and is widely regarded as a mentor,” Misbah added.