Younis Khan, the former captain of the Pakistani cricket team has been appointed the batting coach of Pakistan for the upcoming tour of England. This was announced by PCB. Also, the former wrist-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will also join the coaching staff as the spin bowling coach.
These appointments have been made to provide the head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and fast bowling coach Waqar Younis with the important resources that can help them further boost the performance of the side.
Also, as part of the tour management, more players will be sent to England which makes it even more essential to have equally capable coaches to provide them with best training and preparation opportunities.
Younis Khan is the most successful Test batsman of Pakistan with more than 10,000 runs to his credit at an average of over 52.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan said, “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.”
Adding, “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 said, “I feel privileged to have been again offered the opportunity to serve it for a challenging but exciting tour of England. I have never been shy of sharing my experiences and knowledge, and I think this particular tour provides me with an ideal opportunity where I can spend post-training time with the players to engage with them on batting techniques, bowler assessments, mental toughness exercises besides talking them through with scenario planning.”