The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been on its quest to find a suitable head coach for the national team after Australian cricketer Shane Watson turned down the opportunity.

With communication channels buzzing, PCB officials are intensifying their discussions with various foreign coaches to fill the coveted position.

While no final decision has been made, several prominent names are circulating as top contenders for the role, including Gary Kirsten, Mike Hesson, Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, and Phil Simmons.

Kirsten boasts a stellar track record, having guided India to a historic victory in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, while Hesson’s contributions have been instrumental in shaping the formidable New Zealand cricket team of today.


However, reports suggest that Hesson has already declined the role.

Langer, having previously led Australia to T20 World Cup triumph in 2021, currently lends his expertise to the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL.

On the other hand, Hayden brings prior experience coaching the Pakistani team during the T20 World Cup.

Phil Simmons, having tasted success with West Indies in the 2016 T20 World Cup, presents another intriguing option, despite his recent stint with Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League yielding mixed results.


As consultations ensue, PCB officials remain optimistic about finalizing a decision about the new head coach of Pakistan cricket team in the imminent future.

This endeavour gained momentum following the conclusion of Mohammad Hafeez’s contract, prompting the PCB to cast its net wide in search of a suitable successor.

The PCB, under the leadership of Mohsin Naqvi, is determined to assemble a formidable coaching staff for the national team. However, the task of securing well-known coaches poses challenges, given their existing commitments to various leagues worldwide.

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