Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next Pakistan’s cricket team head coach. Jones is well known for his deep analysis of the game and he is generally seen in the commentary box. Meanwhile, Dean Jones is also associated with Pakistan Super League. Jones is the head coach of the Islamabad United in the PSL. Out of the four seasons in PSL, United is the most successful franchise with two titles and the credit goes to Dean Jones.
On the other hand, Mickey Arthur’s contract was not renewed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. In fact, it was also reported that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan didn’t want Arthur to continue as the head coach.
Jones throws his hat in the ring.
Arthur had led Pakistan to glory in the 2017 Champions Trophy where Pakistan had defeated arch-rivals India by a gargantuan margin of 180 runs. However, Arthur’s role as a head coach came under the scrutiny when the team could not qualify for the semifinal stages in the recently concluded World Cup.
Pakistan had finished at the fifth position in the ODI showpiece after they registered five wins and three losses in the eight matches they played. The Men in Green were knocked out due to poor net run rate as likened with New Zealand.
On the other hand, it was also reported that former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is the front runner to be Pakistan’s new head coach.
Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed role is also under the scanner. Furthermore, Azhar Mahmood who was the bowling coach has been terminated with his contract.
Famous Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq took to his Twitter account to confirm the news. The post read as, “Dean Jones has applied for the position of Pakistan Head Coach”.
Dean Jones has applied for the position of Pakistan Head Coach #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) August 17, 2019
Pakistan will next tour Australia for three T20Is and two Test matches. The first T20I will be played on November 3 at Sydney whereas the Test series will begin from November 21 at the Gabba, Brisbane.