CWC 2023- Pakistan Team- PCB: The Pakistan Cricket Board has initiated radical changes in the wake of the disastrous defeat in the ODI World Cup-2023. While Babar Azam has already stepped down from the captaincy of all formats, pacer Shaheen Afridi has been announced as the T20 captain.
Similarly, the Test reins were handed over to Shaun Masood. Along with the captaincy changes, there are also key changes in the administrative department and training staff. As a part of this, the PCB appointed former cricketer Mohammad Hafeez as the Director of Cricket and selected Wahab Riaz as the Chief Selector.
Bowling coaches are Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal
Recently, PCB has added two more former cricketers in their coaching staff. Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal were given an opportunity as bowling coaches. While Gul will serve as the coach of the fast bowling department, Ajmal will guide the spin team. Both of them will take charge during their visit to Australia in December.
To this extent, PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf released a statement on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Umar Gul has already started his journey with the Pakistan team. He acted as a coach during the T20 series against Afghanistan.
Goodbye Mornie Morkel
It is known that Pakistan has been criticized due to the abysmal failure of the World Cup event hosted by India. Babar’s team, which entered the ring as one of the favourites, left without reaching at least the semis due to consecutive defeats.
In particular, Chittai’s defeat at the hands of Afghanistan was sealed like never before in ODI history. In this background, Babar Azam resigned from the captaincy. Morne Morkel resigned from his duties as bowling coach.
Umar Gul.. Saeed Ajmal career details
He made his debut for Pakistan in 2003 and played his last international match in 2016. In his career, this right-arm pacer played 47 Tests and took 163 wickets, 179 wickets in 130 ODIs and 85 wickets in 60 T20Is.
As for Ajmal, this right-arm off-break spinner who started international cricket in 2008 said goodbye to the game in 2015. In his career, he played 35 Tests, 113 ODIs, and 64 T20 matches. He took 178, 184, and 85 wickets in those formats.
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