The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the names of Umar Gul as bowling coach and Abdul Rehman as head coach for Afghanistan’s T20I series. Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Majeed’s retention as batting and fielding coaches, respectively, were formally announced.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released the names of the team’s support staff, which includes former pacer Umar Gul as bowling coach and Abdul Rehman as acting head coach for the forthcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Majeed’s retention as batting coach and fielding coach, respectively, were announced on Wednesday morning.
Rehman, who has played and coached for more than ten years domestically, is now Multan Sultan’s assistant coach in the Pakistan Super League. Last year, the veteran also assisted Pakistan’s Under-19 team.
Along with Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman, fast bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf will also be absent from the United Arab Emirates series starting the next week. On March 24, 26, and 27, all three games are slated to be played in Sharjah.
Babar and Rizwan have played for Pakistan in practically all of the matches across the three forms for more than a year while Fakhar, Rauf, and Afridi have struggled with ailments.
The selection committee sought to improve the talent pool in anticipation of the T20 World Cup that will be held in the West Indies and the United States in 2019, according to chief selector Haroon Rasheed.