Ahead of the historic Aussies tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appointed former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait as the bowling coach for one year.
According to a PCB statement, Saqlain Mushtaq will continue as head coach for another 12 months, while Mohammad Yousuf will be the batting coach for the Australia series.
Earlier today, the board announced the squad for the Test series against Australia, including Haris Rauf and Shan Masood in place of Bilal Asif and Abid Ali.
Other player support personnel include Mansoor Rana (manager), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (trainer/strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Emmad Ahmed Hameed (media and digital manager), Col (retd) Usman Anwari (security manager), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).
The board had announced to hire foreign coaches for the national team and an advertisement was also published in newspapers seeking applications from interested candidates but the process could not be completed in time.
The men’s cricket team has not had a permanent coaching staff since September 2021, when Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis stepped down over team selection differences for the 2021 T20 World Cup.