PCB appoints Younis as national team batting coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed one of the best Test batsmen of all time in Pakistan history Younis Khan as the batting coach of the country’s national cricket team. They have confirmed the information in a statement on their official website on Tuesday (June 9).
Pakistan will play Test and T20 series in England in August-September. Younis will officially start working from that series. Former spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as the team’s spin bowling coach. He will also work as a team mentor.
“I am delighted that someone of the stature and incredible batting record of Younis Khan has agreed to join the Pakistan cricket set-up as national men’s team batting coach. When I spoke with him, his commitment and enthusiasm to take up this assignment and serve his country was never in doubt and he jumped at the opportunity,”
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said.
He added, “Younis’ work ethics, commitment to match preparation, game awareness and tactics in the English conditions will be invaluable. He is a role model to a number of current players and is hugely respected. I have no doubt that the squad will benefit from the immense value that he will bring, both on and off the field.”
42-year old Younis also shared his excitement to be joined with national team. “For me, there has never been a bigger honour and a better feeling than to represent my country and I feel privileged to have been again offered the opportunity to serve it for a challenging but exciting tour of England,” he said.
Younis scored 10,099 runs at an average of 52 in 118 Tests from 2000 to 2017. He picked-up 34 centuries and 33 half-centuries in his Test career. He has also over 7,000 runs in ODI format for Pakistan.