The former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has remarked the current coaching staff as the best in Pakistan’s history. The PCB has recently appointed Younis Khan as their batting coach for the England tour and Mushtaq Ahmed as a spin consultant.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was dropped from the team since October last year, has been included in the squad who would be touring England to play the three-match Test and T20I series. However, the head coach Misbah-ul Haq had said that Sarfaraz is their second choice as wicket-keeper whereas Mohammad Rizwan will be in their priority list.
As Pakistan is set to tour England in August, the 33-year-old Sarfaraz heaped praise on the coaching staff of Pakistan, saying that their experience would help the team in playing in English conditions. He also said that the newly appointed captains Babar Azam and Azhar Ali would also be benefitted under their guidance.
“If you see are coaching staff, I do not think there has ever seen such a strong staff in the history of Pakistan cricket. If you see the overall experience of coaches, that would amount to around 300-325 Test matches. So, I think for both the captains, this staff will be very helpful as they have the experience of playing in English conditions,” Sarfaraz Ahmed told reports in virtual interactions.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was dropped because of fitness:
Sarfaraz Ahmed failed to lead the team to victory in the World Cup 2019. After the disappointing mega event, the wicket-keeper batsman was under scrutiny for his captaincy. His position was questioned in the team after Pakistan was badly defeated in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home. Following this, he was dropped from the team and was also removed from the captaincy role.
At that time, Misbah-ul-Haq noted that Ahmed was snubbed from the squad because of his poor fitness and performance. However, recently, Misbah had said that he was happy to see Ahmed’s improved fitness.