Former players Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have been hired by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to teach the men’s team’s fast bowling and spin bowling.
As their first jobs, they will be in charge of the Test series against Australia from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, and the T20I series against New Zealand from January 12, 2024, to January 21, 2024.
After the disastrous World Cup 2023, the PCB fired all of the team’s managers and coaches and replaced them with Mohammad Hafeez as team director and Wahab Riaz as top selector. Shan Masood and Shaheen Afridi were named as the new Test and T20 captains, respectively.
Umar Gul was the batting coach for the Pakistan team during their three-match T20I series against Afghanistan and their next series at home against New Zealand.
Last PSL season, he was the bowling coach for Quetta Gladiators. In the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022, he was Afghanistan’s bowling coach.
Gul first played for Pakistan in an international match in 2003. From then until 2016, he played in 47 Tests (163 wickets at 34.06), 130 ODIs (179 wickets at 29.34), and 60 T20Is (85 wickets at 16.97).
It made him happy to be hired, and he thanked the PCB and its head, Zaka Ashraf. He also promised to use his teaching skills to help Pakistan’s bowling reach new heights.
In the same way, Ajmal will be in charge as the teacher for spin bowling.
Ajmal first played for Pakistan in an international match in 2008 and went on to play in 35 Tests, 113 ODIs, and 64 T20Is, taking 447 wickets across all three forms. Besides that, he was the spin bowling teacher for the HBL PSL team Islamabad United.
The former number one ODI bowler in the world was thrilled to be given the chance.
“I’m excited to help the Pakistan national team recruit and develop talented spin bowlers.” I think that my work and coaching skills will help the team improve its spin bowling.