Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new chairman, Ramiz Raja announced that former Australian opener, Matthew Hayden and former South African bowler, Vernon Philander will be Pakistan’s new coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Ramiz said Hayden will be the perfect coach for the young and talented Pakistani side as he will instill aggression in the team. He said that Hayden was a world-class batsman and his personality and aura will be a huge boost for the players in the dressing room.
Former opener added that Vernon Philander was an excellent seam bowler and his knowledge of the game is unparalleled. He said that his appointment will be positive for the national team.
The 59-year old said that PCB’s aim is to help the Pakistan side win the T20 World Cup and these two coaches will bring the winning mentality to the side. He said that the team has all the ability in the world to win the T20 World Cup, and all they need is a 10 percent improvement.
Ramiz revealed that Bank Alfalah offered to pay the wages of the foreign coaches and thanked them for their gracious gesture. He said that this was made possible by PCB’s strategic partnership with Bank Alfalah and hoped that further such strategic partnerships will enhance the cricketing infrastructure in the country.