Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain, Younis Khan as Pakistan’s batting coach while Mushtaq Ahmed has been handed over the role of spin bowling coach for Pakistan’s tour to England that is scheduled to begin next month.
Wasim Khan Explains The Appointments
While explaining the appointments of Younis Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed, Wasim Khan (CEO, PCB) said, “Younis’ work ethics, 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.
“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. Apart from guiding the spinners and playing a mentor’s role, Mushtaq can be helpful to Misbah in match planning and preparations.”
Younis Khan Jubilant Following The Appointment
While sharing his views 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.
“The Pakistan side includes some immensely talented cricketers who have the potential to achieve greater heights. Together with Misbah-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis, we will try to make them better and prepare them as best as we can with on and off field coaching and guidance.”
Misbah-ul-Haq Welcomes Younis Khan And Mushtaq Ahmed
Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq while sharing his views on Younis’ apoointment said, “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.”
On Mustaq Ahmed’s appointment the former skipper said, “Mushtaq Ahmed is loaded with the experience of helping elite cricketers from different countries and is widely regarded as a mentor. Mushtaq is always involved in the game and this attitude will further help us in our pre-series preparations and enhance our prospects in the series.”