Saqlain Mushtaq is expected to remain as Pakistan's head coach for the next tour.
ByFaisal Chughtai | Published date:
Saqlain Mushtaq, Pakistan's temporary head coach, is expected to remain in charge of the national team for their next visit to Bangladesh. Saqlain was originally named Pakistan's head coach for the current 2021 T20 World Cup, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to extend his contract for the forthcoming series.
According to reports, coaches from the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) would join Saqlain on his visit to Bangladesh as advisers.
Matthew Hayden, a former Australian opening hitter, and Vernon Philander, a former South African seamer, are acting as batting and bowling advisers. Both previous stars were also recruited solely for the T20 World Cup.
According to sources, the PCB will hire a permanent head coach before Pakistan's home series against the West Indies, slated for later this year.
Former South African hitter Gary Kirsten, former Australian batter Simon Katich, and former England head coach Peter Moores are the three frontrunners for the head coach position.
The PCB has announced the schedule for their home series against the West Indies.
Pakistan has performed well in the 2021 T20 World Cup under the guidance of Saqlain. The Men in Green overcame archrivals India in their first match before going on to triumph against New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Namibia in their first four matches. They are the first to qualify for the tournament's semi-finals, where they will most likely play Australia or South Africa.