Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former captain Younis Khan as batting coach of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team until, at least, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November.
Younis had earlier accompanied Pakistan to England this summer and will now continue with his responsibilities for the upcoming series in New Zealand for which the side departs on 23 November.
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Younis will be based at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance in Karachi as a batting coach when not traveling with the national side. In this regard, a work program will be developed with the National High-Performance team.
“I am delighted that Younis will now be with for, at least, the next two years as our batting coach. The feedback we received about Younis’ impact in a short period of time in England was excellent,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said.
“His work ethics, commitment and knowledge are second to none, and I am confident that his appointment will benefit a number of talented batsmen who have either recently broken into the national side or are knocking on the door of international cricket,” he added.
T20 World Cup winning-team captain is pleased to join the Pakistan cricket set-up for a long term. He feels honored and is looking forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on an important tour of New Zealand.
“I am particularly happy that my scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties. I am equally interested and keen at working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them improve their skills,” Younis said.
Arshad Khan appointed as women’s team bowling coach
Meanwhile, the PCB has also appointed former Test spinner Arshad Khan as Pakistan women’s national cricket team’s bowling coach for one year.
Arshad’s appointment has come within a month after former Bermuda and Glamorgan captain David Hemp was appointed head coach of the women’s team.
Former off-spinner will take up the role following the remaining four matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 where he is involved with Peshawar Zalmi