Younis Khan played in 118 Tests and 265 ODIs for Pakistan.© AFP
Former captain Younis Khan will continue as the men’s batting coach of Pakistan until the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2022, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday. The Twenty20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held in Australia. Younis had earlier accompanied Pakistan to England this summer and will now continue with his responsibilities for the upcoming series in New Zealand for which the side departs on 23 November. When not traveling with the national side, Younis will be based at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance in Karachi as a batting coach. A work programme will be developed with the National High-Performance team.
“I am pleased to enroll in the Pakistan cricket set-up on a long-term basis. I felt honoured when I used to be provided the possibility this summer and thoroughly enjoyed my time, and I now look forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on a very powerful tour of New Zealand,” said Younis in an official PCB release.
“I am especially happy that my scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties. I am equally interested and eager on working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them fortify their skills. Then again, I wish to remind all fans and followers that there’s a process to reach excellence and while some improvements can also be noticed quickly, this will require loads of tough work, perseverance, and patience before the required skills are embedded and start producing consistent results,” he added.
Younis had scored 10,099 runs at over 52 in 118 Tests; 7,249 runs in 265 ODIs and 442 runs in 25 T20Is. He has scored most Test centuries (34) for Pakistan while his career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009 lifted him to number one position in the ICC rankings.
The PCB has also appointed former Test spinner Arshad Khan as Pakistan women’s national cricket team’s bowling coach for one year. Arshad played nine Tests and 58 ODIs, taking 32 and 56 wickets, respectively.
Arshad’s appointment has come inside a month after former Bermuda and Glamorgan captain David Hemp was once appointed head coach of the national side. Arshad will take up the role following the remaining four Pakistan Super League 2020 where he’s involved with Peshawar Zalmi and together with David, will be involved in the Women’s National T20 Championship.
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