The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as Pakistan’s head coach for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2020. This is a significant development. The famous off-spinner is now the National High Performance Centre’s Head of International Player Development. He is, however, almost certain to play an even bigger part in Pakistan cricket.

Mushtaq was even meant to be in charge of Pakistan’s coaching staff for the next home series against New Zealand. However, due to security concerns, the visiting team decided to cancel the tour. As a result, the global will be Mushtaq’s first job as the national team’s head coach. Mushtaq is one of the best bowlers in the country and a proven coach, so there will be a lot of pressure on him.

Cricket Pakistan, in the meantime, has completed the primary report. The Pakistan team management is expected to make an official statement after receiving consent from PCB head Ramiz Raja, according to the report. Matthew Hayden, a former Australian batsman, and Vernon Philander, a former South African fast bowler, have previously been named batting and bowling consultants for the national team.

As a result, Pakistan’s coaching team appears to be quite formidable ahead of the showpiece event. For the uninitiated, Misbah-ul-Haq was the previous head coach of the national side, and he stepped down earlier this month. Waqar Younis, the bowling coach, also completed his time. Misbah’s term was marked by various scandals, so it would be fascinating to observe how Mushtaq conducts himself.

Meanwhile, on October 24, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan team will begin their campaign against arch-rival India. Although the Men in Green have had their ups and downs recently, their lineup is full of T20 stars, and other teams can’t afford to overlook them.