The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to bring former international players Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal on board as bowling coaches for the men’s national team. Gul will be the fast bowling coach, while Ajmal takes charge of the spin unit.
Gul, who retired in 2020, has been actively involved in coaching and had also served as the bowling coach for the Afghanistan team. Ajmal, a former No. 1 ODI bowler, also has coaching experience with Islamabad United.
Their roles will begin with Pakistan’s Test series against Australia scheduled from 14 December to January 7, followed by the T20I series against New Zealand from January 12 to 21 next year.
In addition, Pakistan have made changes to their backroom staff, with Wahab Riaz taking over as the chief selector and Mohammad Hafeez as the team director and head coach for the upcoming tours. There will also be new captains, with Shan Masood leading in Tests and Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20Is after Babar Azam stepped down.