Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday appointed the former batsman Younis Khan as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team.
The former veteran batsman will be in charge as the batting coach of the national team until the T20 World Cup in 2022. The T20 World Cup of the 2022 edition will take place in Australia after the ICC announced it on August 17.
Younis had travelled with Pakistan to England for the Test and T20I series between July and August. He will continue to be with the side for Pakistan’s upcoming tour of New Zealand in December.
Apart from his duties with the national team, Younis will also serve at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance centre in Karachi.
“I am delighted that Younis will now be with for, at least, the next two years as our batting coach. The feedback we received about Younis’ impact in a short period of time in England was excellent,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said.
“His work ethics, commitment and knowledge are second to none, and I am confident that his appointment will benefit a number of talented batsmen,” he added.
During his career, he played 118 matches and scored 10,099 runs at an average of 52.06, while 7249 runs in 265 matches at an average of 31.25. He also led Pakistan to its first T20 World Cup title in 2009.
“I am pleased to join the Pakistan cricket set-up on a long-term basis,” Younis Khan said.
“I felt honoured when I was given the opportunity this summer and thoroughly enjoyed my time, and I now look forward to continuing the work with the same group of people on an important tour of New Zealand,” he added.