Friday, December 1, 2023

Umar Gul Likely to Replace Morne Morkel as Bowling Coach

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is currently navigating a transition in its coaching staff, marked by the departure of bowling coach Morne Morkel, a retired South African fast bowler. Despite initially committing until the 2023 World Cup, Morkel opted to conclude his association with the team following Pakistan’s lackluster performance in the recent World Cup.

In response to Morkel’s exit, the PCB is actively seeking a replacement for the crucial bowling coach position. One potential candidate is former Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul, who demonstrated his coaching capabilities by temporarily assuming responsibilities during Morkel’s absence in a series against Afghanistan.

As the coaching dynamics evolve, the team faces an imminent challenge in the upcoming Test series against Australia. To prepare for this, a training camp is scheduled to commence on November 20, emphasizing the urgency of refining strategies and addressing the shortcomings observed in the World Cup. The PCB’s strategic decisions in appointing a new bowling coach and preparing for the Australia series will significantly influence Pakistan’s cricketing trajectory in the near future.

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