Andy Flower, former Zimbabwe cricketer and famend coach has determined in opposition to teaching the Pakistan crew because of his busy schedule. In line with sources, the earlier Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) regime led by Chairman Ehsan Mani have been seeking to change the present Head Coach, Misbah-ul Haq, with Andy Flower, after Pakistan’s latest T20I collection defeat in opposition to England.
Andy Flower, who’s the top coach of PSL franchise Multan Sultans, CPL’s Saint Lucia Kings, T10’s Delhi Bulls, The Hundred’s Trent Rockets whereas additionally being the assistant coach of IPL aspect Punjab Kings, has instructed the PCB that he’s not thinking about teaching any worldwide aspect, for the time being, as he’s extra inclined in the direction of franchise cricket.
Andy Flower’s Refusal Makes Process Of Appointing A Overseas Coach More durable
After Andy Flower’s refusal, the duty of appointing a overseas coach for the Pakistan crew has turn out to be troublesome. Regardless of Ehsan Mani’s exit, Misbah-ul-Haq will not be within the good books of the PCB because the possible new Chairman Ramiz Raja can also be in favour of appointing a overseas coach. Though sources added that Misbah-ul-Haq’s elimination is unlikely to happen earlier than this yr’s T20 World Cup, because of lack of time for the brand new coach to regulate earlier than the mega occasion.
Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed as the top coach and chief selector in September 2019, with robust backing from Chief Govt Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan. The PCB’s prime brass thought of Misbah-ul-Haq a ‘sure man’, nevertheless, that was not the case which strained relations between the 2 events. Misbah-ul-Haq is prone to preserve his job until the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Andy Flower was the mainstay of the Zimbabwe aspect for greater than a decade and represented the Zimbabwe cricket crew in 63 Exams, and 213 ODI matches. Whereas he amassed 4794 runs within the longest format at a wonderful common of 51.55, he additionally plundered 6786 runs within the ODI format of the sport at a median in extra of 35. He has scored 16 centuries in each Exams and ODIs put collectively.
Misbah-ul-Haq’s Tenure Has Been Far From Perfect
Misbah-ul-Haq had voiced his opinion on varied issues which didn’t go down nicely with the PCB officers. He was additionally a part of the contingent, together with cricketers Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez, which met Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed their reservations over the brand new home system. That assembly was the beginning of Misbah-ul-Haq’s downfall as, quickly after, he stepped down because the chief selector in October final yr.
Pakistan’s efficiency throughout Misbah-ul-Haq’s tenure has been removed from very best, profitable 16 and shedding 13 matches out of 34, because the crew slipped from first to the fourth place within the ICC T20 Rankings. He was additionally instrumental in eradicating wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain, which disturbed the crew’s mixture. Aside from a second-string South Africa crew, Pakistan was not in a position to register wins in opposition to prime sides.
So far as Check cricket is worried, Pakistan has gained seven, misplaced six, and drew three out of 16 matches. Their present rating is quantity 5 within the longest format of the sport. In the meantime, in ODI cricket, Pakistan gained six out of 11 matches whereas shedding on 4 events whereas one match led to a tie. They’re at present ranked sixth in 50-over cricket and have been just lately whitewashed, three-nil, by a second-string England aspect.
At current, Flower is related to a number of groups as a coach, he’s the top coach of Multan Sultans (PSL), St Lucia Kings (CPL), Trent Rockets (The Hundred) and assistant coach of Punjab Kings (IPL).
Andy Flower’s denial to take the place of the top coach can be a troublesome process for PCB to recruit a overseas coach that additionally when the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will not be even two months away. If we consider some sources, then Misbah-ul-Haq’s elimination is unlikely to happen at the least earlier than the T20 World Cup this yr.
Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed as the top coach and chief selector in September 2019, with robust backing from Chief Govt Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan. Later in October 2020, he stepped down from the selector’s function and purely is targeted on teaching the crew.