Azhar Mahmood appointed as Islamabad United head coach

Azhar Mahmood File Photo

Azhar Mahmood File Photo

Islamabad United have roped in their previous player Azhar Mahmood as the lead trainer for the following period of the Pakistan Super League. Mahmood replaces South Africa’s Johan Botha.

Mahmood, who won the debut PSL title with Islamabad United, was beforehand the bowling trainer at Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans, while attempting the job for the public side somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2019. He additionally procured an instructing gig with the Oval Invincibles at the Hundred. In August last year, he worked with England as their associate bowling trainer for the T20I series against his nation of origin.

“I was important for Islamabad United’s title winning group in PSL 1,” Mahmood said. “The establishment and the twin urban communities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are very near my heart as the places where I grew up. Joined have consistently prepared and given a stage to arising players, from Shadab to Asif to most as of late Wasim, all began their professions here. It isn’t just an incredible stage for prepping nearby players however mentors as well.”

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“Saeed Ajmal is such a model and I anticipate working with him this year since I take another way in my profession as the Head Coach of Islamabad United. I’m clearly acquainted with the vast majority of the folks there. It was a flat out joy to be the bowling trainer of Hassan, Shadab, Faheem and co in my stretch as Pakistan’s bowling trainer.

“Together we turned into the number 1 T20 group on the planet for a drawn out timeframe. I have played establishment cricket all around the world and I anticipate offering my experience to the folks at Islamabad United,” he added.

Mahmood turns into the fourth lead trainer of the establishment that has won two titles – in 2016 and 2019 – up until now, after Dean Jones, Misbah-Ul-Haq and Botha.

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