Former test cricketer Azhar Mahmood has been appointed as head coach of the national cricket team for the series against New Zealand starting from April 18.

The matches of the series will be played from April 18 to 27 in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

Azhar Mahmood represented Pakistan in 164 international matches, taking 162 wickets and scoring 2,421 runs. He has previously served as bowling coach with Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team from 2016 to 2019.