Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is ready to play a vital position in scripting his native nation’s downfall within the three-match T20 collection in opposition to England after the hosts included him within the teaching workers for the upcoming contest, beginning August 28.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday stated that Mahmood, 45, will assist England bowling coach Jon Lewis through the collection to be performed in a bio-secure setting at Previous Trafford.
Mahmood, who’s now a British citizen, was a member of Pakistan’s teaching workers underneath Mickey Arthur until final 12 months.
England assistant coach Graham Thorpe will assume the top coach’s position for the three-match collection instead of Chris Silverwood. He will likely be supported by assistant coach Paul Collingwood.
Marcus Trescothick has been appointed batting coach whereas former Essex glovesman James Foster would be the wicketkeeping coach for the collection.
England, in the meantime, have named a 14-strong squad underneath Eoin Morgan’s captaincy for the collection.
Following a poor outing in opposition to Eire, batsman James Vince has been changed by David Malan.
Former batsman Graham Thorpe will likely be accountable for the staff instead of head coach Chris Silverwood, who has been given a break.
“On this crowded worldwide summer season, gamers who’re presently within the Check match bio-secure bubble for the Pakistan Check collection aren’t included on this squad,” England nationwide selector Ed Smith stated in an announcement.
“We wish to give multi-format gamers some alternative to relaxation and refresh, whereas nonetheless choosing robust squads for each collection. We are going to announce the squad for the Australia T20 collection at a later date.”
Whereas the collection begins on August 28, the second and third T20s are scheduled for August 30 and September 1.
England Group: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey.
Reserves:Pat Brown, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley.
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