Pakistan kept changing their coaching staff after not making it to the knockout rounds of the World Cup. On Tuesday, they hired former international stars Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as bowling teachers.
A statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Gul would be in charge of the fast bowlers and Ajmal would be in charge of the spinners. Their first job together will be the test series against Australia, which starts next month.
Gul stopped in 2020 after playing in 237 international games and taking 427 wickets. Since then, he has been a guide to many people, including as the bowling coach for Afghanistan in 2022.
Ajmal also has a lot of playing experience. He has played 212 games for Pakistan and taken 447 wickets. In the Pakistan Super League, he has also been a teacher.
South African Morne Morkel quit as Pakistan’s bowling coach just a few days after the team ended fifth in the World Cup with eight points, having won four games and lost five.
As of last week, Mohammad Hafeez took over as Team Director from Mickey Arthur and Wahab Riaz was named as Pakistan’s new top selection. Inzamam-ul-Haq had already quit as Team Director.
Babar Azam quit as captain, and Shan Masood, a hitter, will take his place. Sharmeen Afridi, a fast bowler, will be in charge of the T20 team.