“I can’t wait anymore to avail myself of the opportunity to work with the Pakistan team,” says Tait
Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait has been appointed as Pakistan’s new bowling coach for the next 12 months while he said Pakistan has many fast pacers and it’s a big responsibility to be a bowling coach of Pakistan.
Former Australian pacer Shaun Tait has been appointed as the new bowling coach of the Pakistan cricket team from the upcoming series against Australia. He seemed excited to work with the Pakistani young and energetic fast bowlers.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced his position yesterday while announcing the squad for the three-test match series against Australia.
The former pacer has said that Pakistan has many fast bowlers and it’s a big responsibility to be a bowling coach for Pakistan.
“Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Hassan Ali, and Mohammad Abbas, are some of the names of the great bowlers in Pakistan and I am passionate to work with them,”he said.
“I can’t wait anymore to avail myself of the opportunity to work with the Pakistan team,”he added.
Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from the international in all formats of the game in 2017 due to constant elbow injures while he had represented Australia in three Tests, 35 ODIs, and 21 T20Is.
PCB announced, Saqlain Mushtaq will continue to work with the team as Head Coach for the next 12 months, While Muhammad Yousaf will be play the role in the team as the batting coach for the Australia series, and Shaun Tait will be going as the fast bowling coach.
The PCB had earlier announced the details of Australia’s first tour of Pakistan since 1998.
Australia will tour Pakistan for three tests, three ODIs, and a T20I which is scheduled to play between March 3 and April 5.
On Tuesday, Australia has announced their squad. They reserved 14 of the 15 players, who had recently won the Ashes series, with the only pace bowlers Jhye Richardson being the only departure.
Australia last visited Pakistan in 1998 under the captaincy of Mark Taylor and have since then played Pakistan home series only at neutral venues including a test at Lord’s, Headingley, Colombo, Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc.