Younis Khan, the first and only Pakistani batsman with over 10,000 test runs, was appointed as the batting coach for the upcoming tour of England.
In addition to Younis, the former Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will go on tour as a spin bowling trainer.
In a career spanning more than 17 years, Younis has completed 10,099 runs with an average of 52 in 118 tests and is the only batsman with the award to test hundreds in 11 countries. Younis was great under English conditions, doing 810 runs with an average of 50.62 out of nine tests.
Younis, who retired from international cricket in 2017, is happy to be back in the fight. “There has never been a greater honor and better feeling for me than representing my country and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to serve it again for a challenging but exciting tour of England.
“I have never been shy about sharing my experience and knowledge, and I think this special tour is an ideal opportunity for me to spend time after training with players to practice punching techniques, bowler ratings and mental toughness exercises besides discussing it with scenario planning. “
Pakistani head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, who had many great partnerships with Younis during his active years, was involved in the excitement. “I greet Younis Khan and look forward to reuniting with him in Pakistani colors as our cricket careers have been going almost simultaneously.
We know each other better than most think as we have worked hand in hand over the past decade to contribute to some of the most important ones in Pakistan. ” historical and unforgettable test victories. “
The coaching team, which includes bowling coach Waqar Younis, will also benefit from the presence of Mushtaq, the former leg spinner who has done 52 tests and 144 ODIs for Pakistan, and since then coaching jobs with international teams such as England and the West Indies.
“Mushtaq Ahmed has the experience of helping elite cricketers from different countries and is widely regarded as a mentor. Mushtaq is always involved in the game, and this attitude will help us prepare for the pre-series and improve our prospects in the series . ” “added Misbah.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the dates for the planned tour have yet to be confirmed. According to the publication of the Pakistan Cricket Board, the three tests and as many T20Is are expected to take place in August and September.