Yasir Arafat appointed Pakistan’s high performance coach for T20 series in New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

Yasir Arafat appointed Pakistan's high performance coach for T20 series in New Zealand | Cricket News - Times of India

Appointment of former all-rounder Yasir Arafat Pakistan Cricket Board (PCBAs the national cricket team’s high performance coach for the five-match T20 series against New Zealand next month.
Yasir, who is currently based in London, will join the team in Lahore before leaving with the white-ball players for New Zealand, where the series is scheduled to begin on January 12.

The PCB selectors have already announced the 17-member squad for the T20 series, which is seen as a preparation for the ICC World Cup in West Indies and America next year.

Yasir, who had earlier applied for the post of bowling coach when the PCB was in talks with Mickey Arthur for the head coach earlier this year, has experience working in New Zealand and England. Are qualified coaches.
A source revealed that Yasir will take over from current high performance coach Simon Helmut. Pakistan Team in the ongoing Test series in Australia.
Sources said that Yasir’s appointment was implemented on the recommendation of the national team director Muhammad Hafeez, who is calling the shots in Australia more than captain Shan Masood.
Yasir, who played three Tests, 11 ODIs and 13 T20 matches for Pakistan, was part of the squad that won the T20 World Cup in England in 2009.
This is Hafeez’s fifth coaching appointment in the Pakistan team after taking over as director.
Under Hafeez’s leadership, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal were appointed as the team’s fast and spin bowling coaches, followed by Adam Holyoke and Simon Helmut as batting coach and high performance coach respectively for a short period. went. During the three-Test series in Australia.
(with PTI input)

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