On Tuesday, Pakistan Cricket Board announced that it has appointed former Pakistani cricketer Younis Khas as the batting coach of the team for the upcoming England cricket tour.
The press release issued by PCB stated,
“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 pre-series and series details will be announced in due course.”
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 9, 2020
The cricket board mentioned that the appointments were made to help Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan cricket team’s head coach and bowling coach Waqar Younis. PCB further states that other additional players will be sent to England for the best training and preparation opportunities.
On his appointment, Younis Khan said that he was honored to have been offered the opportunity to serve Pakistan for this challenging yet exciting England tour. He said,
“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,”
As quoted in the press release, Younis continued on saying that,“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.”