Pakistan have appointed former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Bradburn as the pinnacle coach of their males’s crew on a two-year deal after a profitable spell as guide, the nation’s cricket board (PCB) introduced on Saturday.
Bradburn was in cost throughout Pakistan’s latest dwelling sequence towards New Zealand, the place the Babar Azam-led facet defeated the vacationers 4-1 within the one-day worldwide sequence and cut up the five-match T20 worldwide sequence 2-2.
The previous Scotland head coach has beforehand served because the fielding coach of the Pakistan facet from 2018 to 2020 earlier than a stint at their Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA).
“Bradburn joins with plethora of coaching experience,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi stated in an announcement.
“After having worked with our men’s side before and at the NCA, he understands our culture and philosophy of cricket well and is an ideal candidate to take our team forward.”
Pakistan just lately appointed former head coach Mickey Arthur as crew director forward of their three-match ODI sequence towards Afghanistan and the 50-over Asia Cup.
“It’s a great honour for me to work with a highly talented and skilful side like Pakistan as a head coach,” stated Bradburn, who will goal to construct momentum forward of the 50-overs World Cup later this yr.
“We’ve been working hard on raising our game and are eager to showcase our growing skills. Mickey Arthur and I are excited to support, challenge and develop our players.
“The New Zealand sequence has been priceless to get sport time and create readability of roles, tradition and model to win.”
Former South Africa cricketer Andrew Puttick has additionally signed a two-year contract as Pakistan’s batting coach.