Former Pakistan right-arm fast bowler Umar Gul has been named as the new bowling coach of our national man’s cricket team. He will step up into the role ahead of the upcoming limited-overs away series against Zimbabwe.
Umar Gul has played 237 international matches for Pakistan in which he has 427 scalps to his name and is considered one of the most successful fast bowlers in the history of Pakistan Cricket (especially in T20Is).
Gul was recently employed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board as the bowling consultant for the recently held training and preparation camp in UAE in April.
The Pakistani veteran worked with the fast bowlers in our national lineup and considering his effectiveness in the camp as well as based on the need, it was decided to offer him a permanent contract as the national team’s bowling coach.
Afghanistan National Cricket Team has departed to Zimbabwe this afternoon, where they will feature in three ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs and as many T20I matches against the hosts from June 4 to 14 in Harare.