Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden and South African pacer Vernon Philander have been appointed as coaches of the Pak team for the soon-to-be-held T20 World Cup. Hayden and Philander has been appointed as the coach on the day former cricketer Rameez Raja officially became chairman of the PCB. Quoting Cricinfo, Raja said that Hayden is an Australian and has the experience of winning the World Cup.
He has said that ''it is going to be beneficial for an Australian to be in the dressing room. Pakistan has also won the World Cup. All they need to do is improve their performance by 10 percent. I also know Philander, he understands bowling and has a good record against Australia.''
Hayden and Philander has been appointed after Misbah-ul-Haq head coach Waqar Younis resigned from the post of bowling coach. Hayden and Philander, however, do not have much coaching experience. Philander retired from cricket in 2020 while Hayden retired from cricket in 2009.