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Younis Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed unlikely to be a part of Pakistan's coaching staff for Zimbabwe series

Pakistan have already announced a 22-man probables list for the Zimbabwe series in which they have left out prominent names like Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir.

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Lahore Published on: October 21, 2020 12:21 IST
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Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed are unlikely to part of the national side's coaching staff for the upcoming limited-overs series against Zimbabwe beginning at the end of this month.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not yet signed a contract with Khan for the role of batting coach, as per a report by Cricket Pakistan. The report, while quoting sources, further stated that the PCB officials feel that Khan's presence is especially beneficial in Test cricket, rather than ODIs and T20Is. And the series against Zimbabwe doesn't include any Test matches. In Younis' absence, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq is expected to look after the development and coaching of batsmen.

The current team management includes Misbah-ul-Haq, team manager Mansoor Rana, bowling coach Waqar Younis, fielding coach Abdul Majeed, physiotherapist Cliff Decan, strength and conditioning coach Yasir Malik, security manager colonel retired Usman, media manager Raza Rashid and masseur Malang Ali.

The Men in Green are slated to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Zimbabwe. While the ODIs, part of ICC World Cup Super League, will be played on October 30, November 1, and 3 in Rawalpindi; the T20Is are scheduled for November 7, 8, and 10 in Lahore.

Pakistan have already announced a 22-man probables list for the Zimbabwe series in which they have left out prominent names like Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir.

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