PCB Announces Two New Bowling Coaches For Men’s National Team, Check The Reports

In a groundbreaking move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ushered in a new era by appointing former cricketing stalwarts Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as Bowling Coaches for the Men’s National Team. This exciting development, revealed on November 21, designates Gul as the Fast Bowling Coach and Ajmal as the Spin Bowling Coach, injecting fresh energy into Pakistan’s cricketing dynamics.

The PCB’s decision to appoint Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as Bowling Coaches. The significance of the move in the context of Pakistan’s cricketing history. Overview of the upcoming Test series against Australia from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024. The challenges and opportunities this series presents for the coaching duo.

Insights into the T20I series against New Zealand are scheduled from January 12 to 21, 2024. Expectations for the team and the coaches in the shorter format. The backdrop of Morne Morkel’s resignation, leaving one month before the end of his six-month contract. The circumstances leading to this coaching transition.

Umar Gul’s transition from player to coach, expressing his pleasure in this new capacity. Highlights of Gul’s coaching journey, including his role with the Quetta Gladiators and Afghanistan’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. Gul’s illustrious international playing career spans 237 matches across all formats. The substantial contributions he made during his time representing Pakistan.

Saeed Ajmal’s esteemed position as a former world no. 1 ODI bowler. His remarkable international debut in 2008 and the impressive record of close to 450 international wickets across formats. Ajmal’s role as the Spin Bowling Coach, expressing his honour and gratitude. His vision for contributing to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team.

“I am pleased to join as the bowling coach of the Pakistan team and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by the Chairman PCB Management Committee, Mr Zaka Ashraf. Having had previous working experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan’s bowling prowess to new heights,” Umar Gul said.

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“I am truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity provided by the Chairman PCB Management Committee, Mr Zaka Ashraf, to serve as the spin bowling coach. I am delighted to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help enhance the spin bowling arsenal of the team,” said Saeed Ajmal.

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