Misbah-Ul-Haq appointed as Pakistan head coach and chief selector

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: September 05, 2019 13:20 IST
Misbah-Ul-Haq appointed as Pakistan head coach and chief selector

Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed the head coach and chairman of selectors of Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The former Pakistan captain was picked as head coach for three years by a five-member panel that included former captain Intikhab Alam among others.

Meanwhile, Waqar Younis has been appointed Pakistan bowling coach for three years. Waqar was the Pakistan head coach twice before: between 2010 and 2011, and 2014 and 2016. He has also been in charge of franchise clubs across the globe, including at Bangladesh Premier League's Sylhet Sixers and Pakistan Super League's Islamabad United.
Interestingly, Misbah hasn’t scored a century in his ODI career though he played 162 matches. While this is the first coaching stint of Misbah's career, he has leadership experience at all levels, including captaining Pakistan in 56 Tests. Overall, he has featured in 75 Tests and 162 one-day internationals, scoring over 10,300 international runs.
These two have worked before when Waqar was the coach of Pakistan Cricket team lead by Misbah-Ul-Haq few years ago. Misbah and Waqar's first coaching assignment will be the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka at home, which comprises of three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals.