Grant Bradburn appointed new head coach of Pakistan men’s cricket team | Cricket News

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (pcb) Saturday confirmed Grant Bradburn‘s as head coach of the men’s national team for two years.
The board also announced that former South African cricketer Andrew Puttick has also signed a two-year contract as the men’s team batting coach while strength and conditioning coach Drikus Saaiman and physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon will continue to work in their roles.
Kiwi Bradburn served as the team’s head coach in the recently concluded home series against New Zealand as a consultant. He is familiar with the strengths and challenges of the national team having served as an outfield coach from 2018 to 2020 before joining the National Cricket Academy to work on coaching development.

Prior to his roles in Pakistan, Bradburn, a former New Zealand cricketer, worked as the head coach of the Scottish men’s team.
“It is a great honor for me to work with a very talented and skilled team like Pakistan as head coach. We have worked hard to improve our game and look forward to showing our growing skills,” Bradburn said. in a PCB release.
The Pakistani team’s management have also unveiled a style of play with which they will approach the 2023 ODI World Cup.
“The style marked as ‘The Pakistan Way’ will see the team approach the One Day Internationals in the build-up to and during the mega-event with positive and bold attacking tactics and strategies,” the statement read.

Elaborating on the approach, newly appointed team principal Mickey Arthur said: “If a team wins without a culture, brand or style, it may work for a short time but will eventually fall. If a team loses with a culture, a brand and its own style, then it’s going in the right direction.
“So how can we achieve The Pakistan Way? We achieve this by winning while having our own culture, our own brand of cricket and our own style. We will not be satisfied with the wins without this culture in the team.
“Pakistan as a nation is proud of its identity, culture and style. I love Pakistan and Pakistani cricket; I want to leave a legacy as a director where the rest of the world says we want to play The Pakistan Way,” Arthur added. .
To be successful on the pitch, team management will emphasize the importance of building a culture where a player’s success is enjoyed by everyone and creating an inclusive environment where everyone can connect. express at all times and everyone is treated equally, ultimately leading to collective achievement of goals as a nation and team.
Pakistan are set to take part in a three-game ODI series against Afghanistan ahead of the 50-plus ACC Asian Cup and the national team will use these opportunities to test their potential, experience the strength of the bench and fine-tuning the squad ahead of the Global Event. .


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