February, 23, 2024
Gul and Ajmal Mentor Bowlers for the Australia Tour

Gul and Ajmal Mentor Bowlers for the Australia Tour

Infostani Sources- Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal have successfully addressed the rust in Pakistan’s attack. They plan to enhance the skills of fast bowlers and spinners, respectively. The upcoming challenge for them will be the tour of Australia. Both former cricketers are determined to leverage their valuable experience to elevate the team’s performance. Mansoor Rana will assist manager Naveed Akram Cheema, and they will collaborate with national cricketer Zabudh to prepare for the Test series against the Kangaroos.

Practice sessions will kick off on Thursday at the Pindi Stadium. Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal were integral members of the Pakistan team that clinched the 2009 T20 World Cup and the 2012 Asia Cup. Now serve as the fast and spin bowling coaches for the Pakistani cricket team, respectively.

Umar Gul will initially focus on the Test series in Australia and the T20 series in New Zealand. He previously assumed the role of bowling coach during the 3-match T20 series against Afghanistan. With experience as the bowling coach for the Afghanistan team in the World Cup and the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, Umar Gul boasts impressive stats in his international career that commenced in 2003. Including 163 runs in 47 Tests, 130 ODIs, and 179 in total. He has also taken 85 wickets in 60 T20 Internationals. It’s noteworthy that the resignation of bowling coach Morkel followed the disappointing performance of Pakistani fast bowlers in the World Cup in India. Highlighting the team’s reliance on fast bowlers.

Ajmal and Gul Lead Bowling Enhancement for Pakistan’s Australia and New Zealand Tours

Gul and Ajmal Mentor Bowlers for the Australia TourMeanwhile, Saeed Ajmal, a former world number one in one-day internationals. Will commence his responsibilities during the tours of Australia and New Zealand. Commencing his career in 2008. Ajmal amassed a total of 447 wickets across 35 Tests, 113 ODIs, and 64 T20 Internationals. He previously served as the Spin Bowling Coach for Islamabad United in the PSL and the World Cup.

Due to the subpar performance of Pakistani spinners, there was an urgent need for a specialized coach. Umar Gul, viewing his appointment as an honor, expressed gratitude to Zaka Ashraf. The Chairman of the Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Gul stated that drawing on his past experience with the Pakistan team. He aims to elevate the bowling performance by harnessing Ko Chung’s skills.

Saeed Ajmal expressed gratitude to Zaka Ashraf for entrusting him with this responsibility. He is eager to contribute to the enhancement of spin bowling in the Pakistani team and is optimistic that his experience, along with that of Kar Meyer and Ko Chung, will propel the team’s slow bowling capabilities. Additionally, the management of the Pakistan team has reappointed Mansoor Rana. In the upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, he will serve as an assistant in operational matters alongside manager Naveed Akram Cheema. The team has renewed its trust in Physiocliffe and Tries Americ Simons for their roles as part of the support staff.

Pakistan Cricket: Rana’s Return, Physio Hussain Mirza, and Australia Tour Preparations

Mansoor Rana, who managed the Pakistan senior team for five years, is present. Rehanul Haq took over as the manager during the tenure of former PCB Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi. In April, Mansoor Rana declined an offer to work with Pakistan Shaheens. We expect the Pakistani team management to make a formal announcement soon. It’s reported that Hussain Mirza, the brother of presenter Zainab Abbas, is currently working as a physio in the training camp for Australia.

Cutters will head to Rawalpindi on Wednesday as they join the selected squad for the Australia tour. The tour comprises three matches scheduled from December to January 7, to take place in Melbourne and Australia. The national squad plans to depart on November 30.

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