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Younis Khan appointed as Permanent Batting Coach


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Nov, 2020. 11:34 am
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Younis Khan

Former captain Younis Khan has been appointed as the Permanent Batting Coach of the Pakistan cricket team until World Cup 2022.

Younis Khan is the only Pakistan batsman in test cricket’s 10,000-run club and accompanied the side on their tour of England this summer.

Younis scored 10,099 runs at over 52 in 118 Tests; 7,249 runs in 265 ODIs and 442 runs in 25 T20Is. He has scored most Test centuries for Pakistan, 34, while his career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009 lifted him to No.1 position in the ICC rankings.

Younis also captained Pakistan to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 victory in England.



Commenting in this regard, Younis Khan said that “I am pleased to join the Pakistan cricket set-up on a long-term basis. I felt honored when I was given the opportunity this summer and thoroughly enjoyed my time, and I now look forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on an important tour of New Zealand.

“I am particularly happy that my scope of work has been extended beyond the national duties. I am equally interested and keen on working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and then helping them improve their skills.

“However, I want to remind all fans and followers that there is a process to achieve excellence and while some improvements can be noticed quickly, this will require lots of hard work, perseverance, and patience before the required skills are embedded and start producing consistent results.”

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

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