Inzamam-ul-Haq will hope to revitalize Pakistan
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been appointed the country’s chief selector as part of the management shake-up following the team’s disastrous performance at the Twnety20 World Cup.
Inzamam was the coach of Afghanistan at the World Cup and guided the minnows into the main rounds of the tournament which included a memorable victory over eventual winners the West Indies.
“It was my long time wish to serve Pakistan cricket,” said the 46-year-old, who played 120 Tests and 378 one-day during an illustrious career. “I will try my best to be on the same page with captains and coach of the team for better results.”
Former spinner Tauseef Ahmed, allrounder Wasim Haider and opener Wajahatullah Wasti will round out the selection committee alongside Inzamam.
Pakistan went into the Twenty20 World Cup with high hopes of claiming the trophy in the backyard of their bitter rivals India. But not only did they lose to India, but failed to get out of the group stages after only managing to win one match.
Their failure led to the resignation of head coach Waqar Younis, a former team-mate of Inzamam. A replacement for Younis is expected to be named later in the month.
The new head coach and selection committee’s first task will be to pick squads for the tour of England where they play four Tests, five one-day and a Twenty20 starting in July.