Mathew Hayden has been appointed as the mentor for Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup 2022

Mathew Hayden appointed as mentor for Pakistan in T20 WC 2022

Former Australian cricketer Mathew Hayden will return as a mentor for Pakistan in the 2022 edition of T20 World Cup in Australia. He performed the same role for Pakistan in the recent edition of World Cup.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rehired the former Australian batter Mathew Hayden as the team mentor for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. 

Hayden expressed his confidence in Pakistan team, says that the team with its set of players will definitely light up the tournament from next month.

Hayden had done a job with Pakistan last year in UAE and saw Pakistan losing to Australia in the semi-finals of 2021 T20 World Cup.

PCB confirms that Hayden will join the team in Brisbane on October 15, the day Pakistan will come back from Christchurch after completing the T20 series involving Bangladesh and New Zealand.

PCB has also hired the South African Vernon Philander from the last T20 World Cup as a bowling consultant coach.

PCB added that decision was made considering Hayden’s involvement with the team last year who inspired them to the semi-finals against Australia.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said,

“I welcome Matthew Hayden back in Pakistan colours. He is a proven performer with his credentials acknowledged and recognised world-over.” 

“He brings with him wealth of knowledge about Australia conditions and I am confident his involvement will significantly benefit our extremely talented cricketers for the World Cup and future tours Down Under.”

PCB has also found sponsors to take care of fees for Mathew Hayden.

“I am extremely excited to be reuniting with the Pakistan team and can’t wait to join the culture again and feel the spirit of One Nation One Passion,”

Hayden was quoted as saying in a PCB release.

“I have seen how Pakistan have been performing in the ACC T20 Asia Cup and Sunday’s win over India was brilliant.

“I think this Pakistan side has got what it takes to excel in Australia and the conditions will really suit them, both from a batting and bowling perspective. This team has all of its bases covered and I am sure it will light up the World Cup as it did in the UAE last year,”

the burly Australian said.