Indian World Cup hero joins Pakistan before T20 WC

As the T20 World Cup is coming nearby Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced their new coaches in different formats.

One of the best and 2011 ODI World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten will be the head of the team in the white ball cricket whereas Australian pacer Jason Gillespie will be the head coach of the red ball cricket. 

Azhar Mahmood who was appointed as a temporary coach for the team has been elected as assistant coach in all the formats. 

Kirsten led India to their 50-over World Cup in 2011 after 28 years. He joined the Indian team from 2008-2011. After taking the men in blue to the world championship, he joined his national team South Africa and there he was with the team for 2 years which ended in 2013.

In the press conference PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi said, 

“Their stellar track records precede them, and I warmly welcome them to the Pakistan cricket family. Jason’s coaching career has been marked by success both at the domestic and international levels, with a focus on player development and achieving excellence in team performance. 

Gary’s coaching career has been marked by his ability to instill a winning mentality, develop young talent, and achieve success at the highest levels of the game, making him one of the most respected and sought-after coaches in cricket.

In this background, I have every confidence that their expertise will guide our players to reach new heights, aligning with their inherent talent and the expectations of our passionate fans. These high-quality appointments also present a remarkable opportunity for our players to glean insights from these seasoned professionals, refining their skills and fortifying their cricketing acumen.”

Gary is most expected to join the team on the series against England where the Pakistan team will travel for the T20 series which will get started on May 22. 

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) also he carried the coaching role. For Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB ) from 2017-2019 and now he is currently with Gujraat Titans which he started from 2022.

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