Abdul Rehman has been named Pakistan’s Head Coach for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in Sharjah.
Umar Gul will serve as the bowling coach, while Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Majeed will continue their roles as batting and fielding coaches, respectively.
Abdul Rehman is a seasoned coach, who has performed been carrying out duties at domestic level. He was the head coach of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when they won National T20 and Pakistan Cup, and shared Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with Central Punjab. He also won two National T20s as head coach of Peshawar Panthers and was Peshawar Zalmi’s assistant coach when they won the HBL Pakistan Super League in 2017.
Rehman has also been assistant coach under Andy Flower at Multan Sultans for the last four years. He was Pakistan U19 coach during Bangladesh’s tour of Multan in November last year.
can’t express in words what a great honour this is for me,want to thank the PCB management and the chairman for their trust in me and giving me this opportunity to serve Pakistan. It is now time to make the most of my experience and do justice with this responsibility.
— Abdul Rehman 🇵🇰 (@AbdulRehmanCC) March 14, 2023
Umar Gul, one of the most celebrated T20 bowlers in Pakistan, was Afghanistan’s bowling coach in the recent ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. He took 85 wickets at 16.97 in 60 T20Is from 2007-16.
Pakistan will depart for the United Arab Emirates on 22 March to play Afghanistan in three T20Is at Sharjah on 24, 26 and 27. This is the first instance of the two sides meeting in a bilateral series. Pakistan and Afghanistan have played three T20Is and four One-Day Internationals and Pakistan have come out victorious every time.
Player support personnel:
Mansoor Rana (team manager), Abdul Rehman (head coach), Umar Gul (bowling coach), Mohammad Yousuf (batting coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaimon (strength and conditioning coach), Talha Ijaz (analyst), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media and digital manager), and Lt Col (retd) Usman Anwari (security manager).