New Zealand rope in Saqlain Mushtaq as consultant for upcoming Pakistan series
PCB is expected to appoint Mickey Arthur as consultant team director
LAHORE (Web Desk) – New Zealand cricket team has reportedly roped in former Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq as a consultant.
Mushtaq has agreed to become Black Caps’ consultant for their T20I and ODI series against Pakistan, scheduled to begin next month, April.
The development comes as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to appoint Mickey Arthur, who has already served as head coach of the national team, as the consultant team director.
Reports said that the board is also likely to hire Grant Bradburn as the assistant coach, former South African pacer Morne Morkel as the bowling coach. Andrew Puttick is expected to be appointed as the batting coach.
The coaching panel is expected to join the team before start of the home series against Zealand.
Morne Morkel has a vast experience of playing 86 tests, 117 ODIs and 44 T20 matches. However, Andrew Puttick has played only one test mach. Grant Bradburn of New Zealand has been fielding coach of Pakistan. Right arm off break Grant Bradburn has played 7 tests and 11 ODIs. On the other hand, Cliffe Deacon will remain working as strength and conditioning coach for the team.