Pakistan has appointed former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Bradman as the head coach of the men’s cricket team. His term will be 2 years. Prior to this, Grant was a consultant to the Pakistan cricket team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the appointment of Grant Bradman as head coach on Saturday (May 13). Grant was in charge of the Pakistan team in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. In this series, Babar Azam’s team beat New Zealand 4-1. While the five-game T20 series played between the two countries was equal to 2-2.
Grant Bradburn, 56, is a former New Zealand cricketer. He used to play all-rounder for the Kiwi team. Bradburn represented New Zealand in 7 Tests and 11 ODIs. He played for New Zealand for almost 11 years. After this, he tried his hand at coaching. Former Scotland head coach Grant Bradburn was the Pakistan team’s field coach during the year 2018 to 2020. After this, he worked for Pakistan at the National Cricket Academy.
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said in a statement: “In view of Bradburn’s experience, he has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.” According to the PCB chief, ‘Having worked with our men’s team in the NCA, he understands our culture and cricket very well. He is the ideal candidate to move our team forward.
The Pakistan Cricket Board recently appointed former head coach Mickey Arthur as team manager. He has been appointed as Pakistan’s team manager for the Over 50 Asian Cup, plus the three ODI series against Afghanistan. Arthur was the head coach of Pakistan for a long time before this. He has also provided online coaching to the Pakistan cricket team. Apart from this, former South African cricketer Andrew Putik will be the batting coach of the Pakistan cricket team for the next 2 years.