Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander will be a part of the Pakistan coaching staff for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Ramiz Raja announced after taking over as new PCB chairman.
Former Australia Test opener Matthew Hayden and ex-South Africa pacer Vernon Philander have been appointed as coaches of the Pakistan team for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE, the board announced on Monday.
The appointments were announced by the newly-elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja.
The appointments of Hayden and Philander come just a week after head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis resigned from their respective posts after two years in the job.
“I think the Pakistan team needs a new direction. We have appointed Hayden and Philander for the World Cup,” Raja said during a press conference.
“Hayden is Australian, I feel he can bring some aggression into the team. He has World Cup experience, he was a world class player,” Raja told reporters. “An Australian…