Inzamam-ul-Haq ready to work as Pakistan’s batting coach
The PCB appointed Trent Woodhill, an Australian, as Pakistan’s batting coach earlier this year. However, the Green Shirts miserably failed to deliver the goods with the bat in the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England.
It is highly likely that Woodhill will not be a part of the team management in near future and there are some unconfirmed reports that the officials are considering Inzamam for the important post.
While talking to Pakpassion, the former cricketer from Multan said that he would be willing to accept the offer if the PCB contacts him. The former skipper, who worked with the team before the tour of India last year, is confident that he can help the Pakistani batsmen overcome their deficiencies.
Inzamam said, “I’m ready to serve my country again. If the PCB wants me to work as the batting coach then I would be interested in working with the boys. I worked with the batsmen ahead of the tour of India and I felt it went well. We have some very good players who just need some guidance and help.”
However, the 43-year-old former player further added that some of his friends have been informing him about the reports but he is yet to be contacted by any official of the cricket board.
“My phone has been very busy since yesterday with lots of friends mentioning the batting coach role, but let me categorically state that there has been no communication from the Pakistan Cricket Board,” he added.
Inzamam played 120 Tests, 378 One Day Internationals and a T20 International for Pakistan between 1991 and 2007, scoring more than 20 thousand runs at the ultimate stage of the game with the help of 35 centuries. He is considered to be one of the finest players produced by the country.
Pakistan’s next assignment in international cricket is the tour of West Indies next month, which includes five ODIs and a couple of T20 Internationals.