Members of the T20 World Cup 2009 and Asia Cup 2012 winning team, and former Pakistan cricketers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been appointed as the Fast Bowling and Spin Bowling coaches, respectively, for the Pakistan Men’s Team. Their initial assignments in these roles include the Test series against Australia scheduled from 14 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 and the T20I series against New Zealand from 12 to 21 January 2024.
Umar Gul previously served as the bowling coach for the Pakistan men’s team during the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan and the subsequent series against New Zealand at home. He was also the bowling coach for Quetta Gladiators in the last HBL PSL season and the bowling coach of Afghanistan in the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. He made his international debut in 2003, representing Pakistan in 47 Tests (163 wickets at 34.06), 130 ODIs (179 wickets at 29.34) and 60 T20Is (85 wickets at 16.97) between 2003 and 2016.
Former world no. 1 ODI bowler Saeed Ajmal to take over as Spin Bowling Coach. Saeed, who made his international debut in 2008, represented Pakistan in 35 Tests, 113 ODIs and 64 T20Is, taking 447 wickets across the three formats. He also served as spin bowling coach with HBL PSL franchise Islamabad United.
Umar Gul: “I am delighted to become the bowling coach of the Pakistan team and feel honored to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by the Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr. Zaka Ashraf. Having previous work experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights.”
Saeed Ajmal: “I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Chairman PCB Board of Management, Mr. Zaka Ashraf, to serve as the spin bowling coach. I am happy to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent in the national Pakistan team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help strengthen the team’s spin bowling armoury.”
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