Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team and Waqar Younis as the new bowling coach, PCB confirmed.
According to a PCB media release, Misbah was the unanimous choice of the five-member PCB panel that conducted the recruitment process and Chairman PCB Ahsan Mani has given his approval.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis for terms of three years each. Whereas, The PCB also handed Misbah the responsibility of team selection by making him the chairman of selectors.
The first assignment of Misbah-Waqar combination will be the upcoming three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, which will be played from September 27 to October 9. Pakistan did not perform well in the recently concluded World Cup, where they failed to reach the knock-out stage.
The duo’s first series in the World Test Championship will be in Australia when Pakistan will play in Brisbane (November 21-25), followed by a day/night Test in Adelaide (November 29 – December 3).