The Men In Green will be playing 5 T20Is and as many ODIs at home against the Blackcaps over a period of 23 days. The series kicks off with the T20Is, starting April 14.
Pakistan Cricket Team Coaching Staff Announced
Former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn has been appointed the head coach of the Babar Azam-led Pakistan side. Bradburn, 56, has featured in seven Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand before switching to coaching.
Former South Africa cricketer Andrew Puttick has been appointed the batting coach of the Pakistani side. The opening wicketkeeper-batter from South Africa played just one ODI for the Proteas but carries a vast experience of 173 First Class and 172 List A games. He has also played 83 T20s.
The position of Pakistan head coach fell vacant after former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq’s term ended in February. The PCB appointed Abdul Rahman as the coach for the three T20I series against Afghanistan last month. He will now be functioning as an assistant to the head coach.
In an official statement, PCB said, “Mr Bradburn and Mr Puttick have been appointed for the New Zealand series and will arrive in Lahore on 11 April.”
The statement went on to add that the board will confirm the Pakistan team management for the post-New Zealand series following the completion of the relevant recruitment processes, which are presently ongoing.
Bradburn – who was previously the head coach of Scotland – has worked with Pakistan national men’s cricket team as the fielding coach between 2018 and 2020.
According to local media reports, former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur will return as team director after the New Zealand series.
Full List of Pakistan Cricket Team Management
Manager: Rehan Ul Haq
Head Coach: Grant Bradburn
Assistant Coach: Abdul Rehman
Batting Coach: Andrew Puttick
Bowling Coach: Umar Gul
Physiotherapist: Cliffe Deacon
Strength and conditioning coach: Drikus Saaimon
Analyst: Talha Ijaz
Media and digital manager: Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi
Security Manager: Major (retd) Azhar Arif
Videographer: Ammar Ahsan
Team Doctor: Dr Najeeb Soomro
Masseur: Malang Ali
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