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Pakistan Add Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander to T20 World Cup Coaching Team |  Cricket News


Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden and former South African all-rounder Vernon Philander have joined Pakistan’s coaching team for the T20 World Cup as batting consultant and bowling consultant respectively, announced the new president of the PCB, Ramiz Raja.

Last update: 09/13/21 1:40 p.m.

Matthew Hayden to take on batting consultant role for Pakistan at T20 World Cup in United Arab Emirates

New Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has announced that Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander have signed up to coach Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next month.

Former head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned their respective roles shortly after the World Cup squad was appointed last week and former Australian opener Hayden and former South African all-rounder Philander will join the new group of coaches. for the tournament as a consultant at batting and bowling respectively.

“Hayden is Australian, I think he can bring some aggression to the team. He has World Cup experience, he was a world class player,” said Raja.

Pakistan Add Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander to T20 World Cup Coaching Team |  Cricket News

Vernon Philander retired from international cricket in early 2020 and will now work with Pakistani bowlers

“An Australian in the dressing room will have a lot of advantages … This Pakistani team can win the World Cup, they just need a 10 percent improvement.”

Raja, who played more than 250 international matches for Pakistan from 1984 to 1997, replace Ehsan Mani who resigned from his post last month.

After his retirement, Raja became a cricket commentator. The 59-year-old was CEO of PCB from 2003 to 2004.

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“One of my main goals will be to help bring the same culture, mentality, attitude and approach that once made Pakistan one of the nations of Pakistan to the Pakistani men’s cricket team. most feared cricket, ”said Raja.

“Obviously, as a former cricketer my other priority will be to look at the well-being of our cricketers past and present.

“The game is and will always be about cricketers and as such they deserve more recognition and respect from their parent institution.”

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