Grant Bradburn has been appointed as the new coach of the Pakistan cricket team. (Photo: Twitter/DanuskaAravinda)
New Delhi: The wait for the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team is finally over. PCB has appointed New Zealand’s Grant Bradburn as the new head coach of the Pakistan team. Former New Zealand cricketer’s contract with PCB will be for 2 years. Meaning that now only Bradburn will take the responsibility of big events like ODI World Cup to be held this year, T20 World Cup to be held next year.
Grant Bradburn coached the Pakistan team as a consultant in the home series against the Kiwis. Due to his effort, Pakistan won the ODI series against New Zealand by 4-1. At the same time, the T20 series played before that ended in a 2-2 draw.
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Pakistan cricket team gets new head coach
Seeing this success of Grant Bradburn, the Pakistan Cricket Board has now increased his role. Before becoming the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, the former New Zealand all-rounder has also served as the head coach of the men’s cricket team of Scotland.
Grant Bradburn confirmed as Pakistan men’s team head coach 🚨
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— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 13, 2023
Najam Sethi, chairman of the management committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has expressed happiness over the appointment of Grant Bradburn. He said that Bradburn has immense experience, which will benefit the Pakistan team. He has a good understanding of what is needed for better cricket and what is not. I think he will take Pakistan cricket far and wide.
Scored 165 runs in 18 international matches
Let us tell you that as an all-rounder, Grant Bradburn has played 18 international matches for New Zealand, in which he has taken 12 wickets besides scoring 165 runs. Bradburn has played 7 Tests and 11 ODIs in 18 Internationals.
The amazing thing is that Bradburn had also made his international debut against Pakistan. He started his international career in October 1990 by playing a Test against Pakistan in Karachi. He also played his last Test against Pakistan in Hamilton in the year 2001. Bradburn played the last international match in July 2001 against Sri Lanka as an ODI.
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