Pakistan v England in UAE, 2011-12 December 27, 2011

Aaqib Javed returns as Pakistan bowling coach

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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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  • dummy4fb on December 29, 2011, 17:13 GMT

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

  • Afridipak on December 28, 2011, 23:31 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • dummy4fb on December 28, 2011, 6:18 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • bohurupi on December 27, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    Pakistan do need a state of the art batting coach period

  • 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

  • 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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