Pakistan cricket undergoes significant changes post-World Cup 2023. Babar Azam stepped down, and Mohammad Hafeez was appointed director and coach for the Australia tour. PCB names Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as bowling coaches, marking a transformative phase.
cricket landscape experiences a whirlwind of alterations post the World Cup 2023. Former skipper Babar Azam relinquished leadership across all
formats. Mohammad Hafeez assumes the role of director of cricket and will be
the head coach during the upcoming Australia tour. Wahab Riaz succeeds
Inzamam-ul-Haq as the team's chief selector.
Amidst these transitions, Morne Morkel resigned as Pakistan's bowling coach at the World Cup. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) promptly revealed the appointment of Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal to fill the vacancies. Gul, already familiar with the team as a prior T20I series bowling coach against Afghanistan and New Zealand, brings his coaching expertise to further elevate Pakistan's bowling caliber.
"I'm honored to contribute to Pakistan cricket as the bowling coach. I aim to enhance Pakistan's bowling prowess," expressed Gul gratefully about his new role.
Saeed Ajmal, renowned for claiming 447 international wickets, assumes the role of spin bowling coach ahead of the Australia tour. Expressing his gratitude, Ajmal highlighted his eagerness to foster spin bowling talent within the national team.
"I am thrilled to serve as the spin bowling coach and aspire to contribute significantly to the team's spin bowling arsenal," stated Ajmal on his appointment.
These announcements underscore a significant shift in Pakistan's cricket management, signaling a deliberate effort by the PCB to revitalize the team's coaching structure and prepare for the challenges of the impending Australia tour.