Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel is set to join the Pakistan national cricket team as their bowling coach. This move comes as part of Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) efforts to enhance the team’s bowling prowess and further strengthen their coaching staff.
Morkel, who retired from international cricket in 2018 after playing 86 Tests, 117 ODIs, and 44 T20Is, brings a wealth of experience to the Pakistan team. He was one of the most feared fast bowlers during his playing days, with his ability to generate bounce and movement off the pitch making him a tough opponent for any batsman.
Morkel has also had a successful stint as a coach, having served as the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in 2020 and 2021. He has also worked as a bowling consultant for various teams in T20 leagues around the world.
The addition of Morkel to the Pakistan coaching staff is expected to be a major boost for the team, especially in the fast bowling department. Pakistan has a long history of producing world-class fast bowlers, and Morkel’s expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping the team’s bowlers develop their skills and reach their full potential.