Umar Gul named Afghanistan bowling coach...

Umar Gul named Afghanistan bowling coach

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:43 PM, 26 May 2022  

Former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul

Former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul

Former Pakistan pacer, Umar Gul, has been named as Afghanistan's bowling coach. He is set to take over the role from their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe where they are set to play three ODIs and as many T20Is.

"Gul was recently employed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board as the bowling consultant for the recently held training and preparation camp in UAE in April. The Pakistani veteran worked with the fast bowlers in our national lineup and considering his effectiveness in the camp as well as based on the need, it was decided to offer him a permanent contract as the national team's bowling coach," said a statement from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).

Gul was in the role along with former Pakistan captain Younis Khan, who had been roped in as the batting consultant for the camp. Gul has a similar coaching experience with the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. Earlier in the year, Afghanistan had also named Graham Thorpe as their new head coach, replacing the outgoing Lance Klusener.