NZ vs Pak T20I collection – Yasir Arafat named Pakistan’s high-performance coach for New Zealand T20Is

There’s been one other change within the Pakistan teaching set-up, with Yasir Arafat becoming a member of the crew for the aspect’s five-match T20I collection in New Zealand. Arafat has been appointed high-performance coach, and can change the present man within the function, Simon Helmot.

ESPNcricinfo understands it was a comparatively late determination on the a part of the PCB, and Arafat will fly on to New Zealand with Pakistan’s T20I specialists. It’s understood that he has been assigned to the nationwide aspect for simply that one collection for the second. Helmot had been named as a part of the teaching workers for the continuing Australia collection, however in response to a PCB supply, he has private commitments.

This marks yet one more change since Mohammad Hafeez was given the function of staff director and head coach for Pakistan’s tour of Australia, changing Mickey Arthur and Grant Bradburn. Arthur and Bradburn are nonetheless on the PCB’s books, however didn’t journey to Australia, and haven’t but been assigned elsewhere.

Following Hafeez’s appointment, Umar Gul was introduced because the fast-bowling coach, Saeed Ajmal because the spin-bowling coach, Adam Hollioake because the batting coach, and Helmot the high-performance coach. All of these appointments wanted to be short-term due to circumstances – that is an interim PCB set-up and formal elections haven’t but been held; it lacks the constitutional means to make long-term appointments.

Arafat, who has earlier teaching expertise in New Zealand in addition to in England, performed 27 worldwide matches, together with 13 T20Is, and was part of Pakistan’s victorious 2009 T20 World Cup squad, although he performed only one sport within the event.

The T20I collection towards New Zealand begins on January 12, with the ultimate sport on January 21.

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