Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has roped in former Australia player Matthew Hayden and former South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander as coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played between October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
They have been appointed after the resignations of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, who stepped down from their positions as head coach and bowling coach of Pakistan respectively.
While Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq will serve as interim coaches in the home series against New Zealand, the governing body of Pakistan cricket decided to go ahead with foreign coaches for the mega event.
Hayden will serve as Pakistan’s head coach. He represented Australia in 103 Tests, 161 ODIs and 9 T20Is between 1994 and 2009, scoring 8625, 6133 and 308 runs respectively. Philander, on the other hand, played 64 Tests, 30 ODIs and 7 T20Is, scalping 224, 41 and 4 wickets, respectively.
Pakistan have been placed with India, New Zealand and Afghanistan in the upcoming event.