Image courtesy of: Zimbio
Former England coach Andy Flower and legendary Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq are reportedly the frontrunners to replace Mickey Arthur as Pakistan’s head coach.
Flower was highly successful during his time as England’s head coach as the team won the 2010 World Twenty20, triumphed in a Test series in India for the first time in 28 years and won the Ashes 3-0 on home soil.
As for Mushtaq, he has worked with many international teams as a consultant and is one of best spinners Pakistan has ever produced.
He took 208 wickets in 49 Tests at an average of 29.83, and claimed 288 wickets in 169 ODIs at an average of 21.78.
Arthur’s contract came to an end after the conclusion of the World Cup and there has been a lot of speculation surrounding his future as head coach.
According to The News International, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will consider having separate captains.
It is likely that Sarfraz Ahmed will continue captaining Pakistan in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, but someone else will replace him as Test captain.
The selection committee, which is headed by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, is also likely to be completely overhauled.
Mohsin Khan, Moin Khan and Aamir Sohail are believed to be among the favourites to replace Inzamam as chief selector.
All these decisions will be made by the PCB’s Cricket Committee, which comprises of legendary left-arm seamer Wasim Akram, former captain Misbah-ul-Haq and the board’s managing director Wasim Khan.