“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”


Vernon Philander, a former South African seamer, is looking forward to starting his coaching career with Pakistan. Vernon Philander and Matthew Hayden have been named as coaching consultants for the T20 World Cup by newly-elected PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. Vernon Philander and Matthew Hayden will only be on the coaching staff for the upcoming championship event. After Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis resigned as coaches, there was some uncertainty surrounding the Pakistan cricket team. Philander, who has no formal coaching experience, revealed that he was ecstatic when Ramiz Raja offered him the job. Pakistan has some promising young pacemen, according to the 36-year-old, and he is eager to assist them in their development.

“Ramiz obviously called me up and asked if I was interested in joining the Pakistan team. It is a huge opportunity, which I couldn’t turn down. It’s also really exciting to work with a group of skillful youngsters. Mohammad Hasnain is a really talented young bowler, and of course, there’s the big guy Shaheen Shah Afridi. I saw quite a bit of them during the recent series against South Africa and I am really excited to be working with them.”

Philander was one of South Africa’s most successful new-ball bowlers in Test cricket, according to IOL Sport. At the age of 22, he retired from international cricket after taking 224 Test wickets in 64 matches. Each one costs 32 dollars. The veteran, on the other hand, has only played seven T20Is and 123 T20 games, the most recent of which was in December of this year.

No matter which team you’re on, there’s always pressure: Vernon Philander

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Vernon Philander said he hopes to instill some discipline and consistency into Pakistan’s inexperienced bowling attack. Pakistan, according to the former Proteas cricketer, is exciting because of its desire to express themselves through free play.

“It’s international cricket. There is always pressure, no matter which team you are a part of. I would like to think that I can add value in terms of bringing some form of consistency to this young attack. They are an exciting group and they also want to head in a direction where they play an attacking brand of cricket which is exciting to be a part of.”

Pakistan is currently preparing for the white-ball series against England and New Zealand at home, according to him. Interim coaches for the team will be Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq. The 2009 champions, led by Bаbаr Azаm, will begin their World T20 cаmpаign аgаinst Indiа on October 24 in Dubаi.

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