Former fast bowler Umar Gul and former spinner Saeed Ajmal, members of the Pakistan team that won the 2009 T20 World Cup and 2012 Asia Cup, have been appointed as the fast bowling and spin bowling coaches of the Pakistani cricket team respectively.

The first assignment for both will be the upcoming Test series in Australia and the T20 series in New Zealand.

Umar Gul has previously held the role of bowling coach in the three-match T20 series against Afghanistan, besides being the bowling coach of the Afghanistan cricket team in the T20 World Cup last year. He has also been the bowling coach of Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.


Gul has taken 163 wickets in 47 Test matches, 179 wickets in 130 One Day Internationals and 85 wickets in 60 T20 Internationals in his brilliant international career.

Former world number one ODI bowler Saeed Ajmal will also start his duties in the tours of Australia and New Zealand.

He started his international career in 2008 and took a total of 447 wickets in 35 Tests, 113 ODIs and 64 T20 Internationals in his international career. He has also been the spin bowling coach of Islamabad United in PSL.