Younis Khan will continue as Pakistani batting coach until 2022 T20 World Cup


Younis Khan played in 118 Tests and 265 ODIs for Pakistan.© AFP

Former captain Younis Khan will continue as Pakistan’s men’s batting coach until the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2022, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Thursday. The Twenty20 World Cup 2022 will be held in Australia. Younis was previously accompanied by Pakistan to England this summer and will now continue his responsibilities for the upcoming series in New Zealand, for which the team will leave on November 23. When not traveling with the national side, Younis will work as a batting coach at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance in Karachi. A work program will be developed with the National High Performance team.


“I am delighted to be joining the Pakistani cricket line-up in the long term. I was honored to have the opportunity this summer and have enjoyed my time immensely, and now look forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on a major tour of New Zealand, ”Younis said in an official PCB release.

“I am especially pleased that my field of work has expanded beyond national duties. I am equally interested and excited to work at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them improve their skills. However, I would like to remind all fans and his followers that there is a process to achieve excellence and while some improvements can be noticed quickly, it will take a lot of hard work, persistence and patience before the required skills are embedded and start to produce consistent results, ”he added. .

Younis had scored 10,099 runs on more than 52 in 118 tests; 7,249 runs in 265 ODIs and 442 runs in 25 T20Is. He scored the most Test centuries (34) for Pakistan, while his best career 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009 took him to the number one position in the ICC rankings.


The PCB has also appointed former test spinner Arshad Khan as the bowling coach of the Pakistan national cricket team for one year. Arshad played nine Tests and 58 ODIs, taking 32 and 56 wickets respectively.

Arshad’s appointment is within a month of former Bermuda and Glamorgan captain David Hemp being named head coach of the national side. Arshad will take the role after the remaining four Pakistan Super League 2020 where he will be involved with Peshawar Zalmi and alongside David in the Women’s National T20 Championship.

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