Pakistan Cricket Board has roped in the service of former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis as the bowling coach of the men’s national team across formats. Previously, Waqar had served Pakistan before and will hope to deliver once again for his beloved country.
Meanwhile, the legendary fast bowler with work alongside Misbah-ul-Haq, who is the head coach of the side. PCB appointed Misbah as the head coach and chief selector in a bid to revamp the side. Notably, the five-member selectional panel roped in Waqar Younis on the recommendation of Misbah.
The former cricketer has rich experiences in coaching as has earlier served Pakistan many times. Post his retirement from cricketer, Waqar joined Pakistan in 2006 only to resign in 2007 after altercations with PCB. He again came back in 2009 as the bowling and fielding coach and later in 2010 was promoted as the head coach of the side.
He had a good stint as Pakistan scaled new heights under Waqar Younis. He resigned in August 2011 citing personal reasons. His second spell as the head coach came in 2014 which came to an end in 2016 after Waqar accused that PCB has failed to work on his recommendations.
The legendary cricketer has also worked with various franchise based sides including Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 IPL. Waqar Younis has also worked in the Bangladesh Premier League. The former fast bowler, who has always been critical of PCB will now look to work shoulder to shoulder to lead his beloved country to the doors of success.
Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq’s first assignment will be the upcoming three-match ODI and T20I each against Sri Lanka at home commencing from September 27. Pakistan will begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in November against Australia.