Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel is likely to be the bowling coach while Andrew Potik is the batting coach.
The PCB is set to hire former Proteas fast bowlers Morne Morkel and Andrew Pottick as the team’s bowling and batting coaches respectively, while also agreeing to bring in Mickey Arthur as a consultant while he is Derbyshire’s head coach. will continue to perform duties as
According to the new coaching group, Mickey Arthur will take on the role of team director, former Pakistan fielding coach Grant Bradburn will be the head coach while Cliff Deacon (physiotherapist) and Drax Simon (strength and conditioning) will continue in their jobs.
Morne Morkel will officially join the team as bowling coach after his participation in the IPL, having previously worked with Namibia’s coaching staff during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, currently in Durban in the SA20 league. Serving as Bowling Coach with K Supergiants.
Meanwhile, 42-year-old Potak, who will join the Pakistan squad in April, has played for South Africa in 2005, and is working as a batting consultant in South Africa. Recently worked as batting coach with South Africa Women’s team in T20 World Cup.
Potak was previously the assistant coach during South Africa’s 2019 tour of India and was involved with the emerging squad.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Brad Burn was with the Pakistan team for over three years before stepping down in 2021. He had served as the fielding coach of the national men’s side since September 2018 before taking up the new position at HPC.
When the National Academy was reconstituted in May 2020, he left Ramiz Raja’s tenure as board chairman 18 months before his contract expired.
Mickey Arthur will work remotely under special arrangements with PCB. He will visit Lahore next month and join the camp ahead of the ODI World Cup. Although the Green Shirts will not be traveling to Sri Lanka for a bilateral series, as he will be completing his contract with Derbyshire in England, Arthur is also unwilling to quit his job.
Pakistan was without a full-time coaching staff due to the non-renewal of Saqlain Mushtaq and Shaun Tait’s contracts. Since then, Pakistan have only played the T20I series against Afghanistan during which the interim coaching staff was hired, a series Pakistan lost 2–1. The Green Shirts’ next destination is the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand starting on April 13.