Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden and South African fast bowler Vernon Philander reported to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as consulting coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Hayden and Philander will take over from the two Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, who resigned from their posts last week.
The new PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja, announced the appointments on Monday, citing the aggression and quality of the players as the determining reasons for their appointment.
Raja said of Hayden: ‘The Australian can bring aggression into the team. He has experience of World Cups and was himself a world-class player. It would be very beneficial for us to have an Australian in the dressing room. ”
On Philander he said: “I know him well, he understands the nuances of bowling and he has an excellent record in Australia.”
Pakistan, the 2009 T20 World Cup champion, will work out their quest for a second title against India on October 24.
Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, included in Pakistan’s T20I group
Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have both been selected for the upcoming home series New Zealand and England, as well as the 2020 T20 World Cup starting on 17 October.
Team: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain
Reserves: Usman Qadir, Shanawaz Dahani, Fakhar Zaman.