Aaqib Javed, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has returned as the national team's bowling coach for the series against England in the UAE that starts in January">

Pakistan v England in UAE, 2011-12

Aaqib Javed returns as Pakistan bowling coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 27, 2011

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Aaqib Javed, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has returned as the national team's bowling coach for the series against England in the UAE that starts in January.

Aaqib will be part of a nine-man support staff for the series. He has been involved in coaching within Pakistan for almost a decade now, having started at the Lahore Regional Academy and then had stints as Pakistan Under-19 coach and head coach at the National Cricket Academy. He was with the national team on and off since 2009, first as bowling coach and then as assistant coach, before he was removed from that position ahead of Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe earlier in the year.

Aaqib was part of the coaching staff when Intikhab Alam was Pakistan's tour manager, and both were replaced prior to the tour of Zimbabwe. He is in contention to take the role of bowling coach on a full-time basis, as the PCB's search committee is believed to be interested in hiring home-grown batting and bowling coaches.

Ijaz Ahmed, the former Pakistan batsman, has been named fielding coach for the series against England while Mohsin Khan will continue as the interim head coach.

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Posted by   on (December 29, 2011, 17:13 GMT)

The bowling dept has always been fine for Pakistan, its the batting that is the concern.

Posted by Afridipak on (December 28, 2011, 23:31 GMT)

good decision by PCB now Shoaib Mohamad should be the batting coach

Posted by Sachit1979 on (December 28, 2011, 6:38 GMT)

Aaqib is really a great choice as Pakistan's bowling coach. He had been a brainy bowler during his stint with Pak's International Cricket and he well knows the tricks of the trade. His experience would definitely help Pak bowling in this crucial series.

Posted by   on (December 28, 2011, 6:18 GMT)

pak can't have better blowing coach than waqar younis.

Posted by Happpy on (December 27, 2011, 19:54 GMT)

Aaqib must be the permanent and long term Bowling Coach of Pakistan. He is a nice guy and a good bowler too. Dav Whatmore should be the Head Coach and Mohsin should take his previous job of selector.

Posted by   on (December 27, 2011, 19:03 GMT)

Pakistan will definitely have a tough time against England. I am not sure who will win the series, but as long as there is competitive cricket and both teams fight till the end, I think we'll all get our time's/money's worth. I hope Pakistan gives England a real hard time both with bat and ball.

Posted by   on (December 27, 2011, 18:07 GMT)

Ideally he should have been appointed as Complete Coach, instead of a Bowling coach only. He is capable of doing it, in fact has been doing it for many teams.

Posted by bohurupi on (December 27, 2011, 14:52 GMT)

Pakistan do need a state of the art batting coach period

Posted by crickprof on (December 27, 2011, 14:26 GMT)

Aaqib Javed is a true fast bowler, and he must be retained on this position, its a great news for PAK crick lover that Aaqib Javed is a bowling coach

Posted by CricketMaan on (December 27, 2011, 13:09 GMT)

Pak cricket needs a man of Imran's stature to look up to and instill both discipline and an element of fear/respect..Rest all will fall in place for they simply have no dreath of talent, especially bowling be it fast or spin.

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