Asia Cup 2022: Umer joins Pakistan team as assistant to fast bowling coach

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A slight change in management has taken place on the Pakistani side, the cricket board (PCB) an-nounced Wednesday, as it added a fast bowling coach assistant to the contingent ahead of Asia Cup 2022.

Umer Rashid, one of the highly-rated bowling coaches at the National High-Performance Centre, has been added to the Pakistan men’s side as assis-tant to the fast bowling coach for the Asia Cup.

The PCB said Rashid has worked in the devel-opment of all the national side fast bowlers since their early days, including helping Mohammad Hasnain to return to competitive cricket. In the new role with the national side, Rashid will support Pakistan fast bowling coach Shaun Tait in the United Arab Emirates — where the Asia Cup will take place.

Rashid has been included in the player support personnel list on the recommendation of head coach Saqlain Mushtaq, the board added.

Their second Group A fixture will be against a qualifier (UAE, Kuwait, Singapore or Hong Kong) in Sharjah on Friday, 2 September. The Super Four matches will be played from 3-9 September.

Pakistan squad for Asia Cup

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Has-nain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.—AFP

 

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