PCB appoints Younis Khan as batting coach for England tour

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday, announced its decision to appoint Younis Khan as Pakistan Cricket Team’s batting coach for the upcoming tour of England.

According to the press release issued by PCB, Pakistan’s most successful Test batsman and former captain Younis Khan has been appointed as the men’s national team batting coach for the upcoming tour of England.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan stated, “I am delighted  that someone of the stature and incredible batting record of Younis Khan has agreed to join the Pakistan cricket set-up for this important tour.”

Younis’ work ethics, commitment to match preparation, game awareness and tactics in the English conditions will be invaluable. I have no doubt that the squad will benefit from the immense value that he will bring, both on and off the field,” he added.

Furthermore, former Pakistani test cricketer and leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as spin bowling coach, whereas Misbah-ul-Haq will accompany the team as the head coach, while Waqar Younis will provide his services as fast bowling coach.

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Expressing his views on the appointment as Pakistan’s batting coach, Younis Khan said that The Pakistan side includes some immensely talented cricketers who have the potential to achieve greater heights.

“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 noted.

Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has also welcomed Younis Khan’s appointment and expressed his eagerness to work with the most accomplished and acclaimed batsmen in the history of Pakistan cricket.

Younis Khan – 42, has scored 10,099 runs at over 52 in 118 Tests from 2000 to 2017, including a career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009. He also holds an impeccable record against England with 810 runs in 16 innings of nine tests in England, which included two centuries (218 at The Oval in 2016 and 173 at Headingley in 2006) and three half-centuries.