Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has thrown his hat in the ring for the role of the head coach of the U19 team of Pakistan. Mushtaq is likely to appear for an interview on Monday for securing the job.

The former spinner has alot of experience behind his back and will be the perfect man to nurture the young talent of the country. Saqlain Mushtaq has been with the England Cricket team for quite some time now. Mushtaq was a part of the World Cup-winning England team and is also a part of the coaching staff for the ongoing Ashes 2019.

Saqlain Mushtaq (L). Credit: Getty Images

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Saqlain Mushtaq, who is an ECB Level-3 coach, has already worked with the New Zealand, Australian, West Indies and Bangladesh national senior teams as their spin consultant or coach. He has also worked with young talents of Middlesex and Somerset. The Pakistan legend admitted that he has applied for the post and feels with his coaching acumen, he can contribute a lot to the team.

“Yes, I have applied and my interview is next week. I just feel that I can contribute a lot to Pakistan cricket,” Saqlain said. “I have acquired a lot of coaching experience working around the world but I have worked a lot with young players at Somerset and Middlesex counties and with different academies all over the world,” he added.

Saqlain Mushtaq has picked a total of 496 wickets in 49 Tests and 169 ODIs for Pakistan and has been a great servant of Pakistan Cricket. Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board is also likely to invite applications for the head coach’s role after sacking Mickey Arthur following a World Cup debacle.

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