PCB is expected to appoint Mohammad Yousuf & Umar Gul as new coaches
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering Muhammad Yousuf, the National High Performance Center's punch coach, for the punch coach position. Former fast bowler Umar Gul is expected to take over the interim lead.
Matthew Hayden, a former Australian player and stroke advisor, will also serve until the T20 World Cup, while Vernon Flanders, a Pakistani bowling specialist, will also take part in the first Test against Bangladesh from December 1st. They are released from their responsibility.
Since the departure of former head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis in September 2021, PCB has not yet made a decision to appoint a permanent coaching staff for the national team. Legendary Australian batsman Matthew Hayden and former South African bowler Vernon Philander have been hired as interim coach for the 2021 Pakistani T20 World Cup campaign. They have now left their role with PCB as their contracts have expired.
Mohammad Yousuf and Umar Gul are the likely candidates for the consultancy job and will join Pakistan's interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq for the upcoming series. Saqlain was also initially named head coach of Pakistan for the T20 World Cup, but the PCB decided to renew his contract for the Bangladesh tour. He is likely to continue his role on the upcoming West India tour of Pakistan as well.
Yousuf has coaching experience at the National High-Performance Center of PCB, while Gul has worked as a bowling coach for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Quetta Gladiators, and other T20 franchise leagues.