Pakistan appoint Younis Khan as batting coach for England tour

Batsman has 10,099 Test runs to his name
Jun 09, 2020

Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday announced that former batsman Younis Khan has been appointed the team's batting coach for the upcoming tour of England.

"The PCB has also appointed wrist spinner and a veteran of 52 Tests, Mushtaq Ahmed, as the team's spin-bowling coach and mentor for the three-Test and three-T20Is series, which will be played in August-September," the cricket board stated in a press release. "The pre-series and series details will be announced in due course."

The cricket board added that the appointments were made to facilitate head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and fast-bowling coach Waqar Younis.

PCB further stated that additional players Will be sent to England to provide them with the best training and preparation opportunities.

Younis Khan, commenting on his appointment, said that he was privileged to have been offered the opportunity to serve the country for For the challenging but exciting tour of England.

"I have never been shy of sharing my experiences and knowledge and I think this particular tour provides me with an ideal opportunity where I can spend post-training time with the players to engage with them on batting techniques, bowler assessments, mental toughness exercises besides talking them through with scenario planning," he was quoted as saying in the press release. “We all know English conditions demand not only precise technique but patience and discipline, and if you can master these, then you will not only excel in England but anywhere in the world. With the quality we have in the team, I think we have a good chance to produce good results if we prepare properly, get our processes right and hit the ground running as soon as we land."

The 42-year-old has impressive record when it comes to playing in England. He scored 810 runs in 16 innings at an average of 50.62 with a top score of 218.

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