World Cup Exit Leads to Pakistan’s Coaching Reshuffle
Following a disappointing end to their World Cup campaign, Pakistan’s cricket team has experienced a significant change in their coaching staff. The team’s loss to England in their final group match of the tournament led to their failure to secure a spot in the top four.
Morne Morkel Steps Down as Bowling Coach
In the aftermath of the World Cup exit, Morne Morkel, the team’s bowling coach, has decided to part ways with the team. The official announcement confirmed Morkel’s resignation, marking an end to his tenure with the Pakistan Men’s team.
Morkel’s Short-Lived Stint with Pakistan Cricket
Morkel, a former South African fast bowler, had joined the Pakistan cricket team in June on a six-month contract. The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured that they will announce his successor in due time.
Upcoming Challenges for Pakistan Cricket
The Men’s team is set to return to the competitive arena with a Test series in Australia scheduled for December. The forthcoming series will be a significant challenge for the team in the absence of their bowling coach.
Morkel’s Contributions to Pakistan Cricket
Despite his brief stint, Morkel played a crucial role in Pakistan’s cricketing achievements. His initial assignment with the team resulted in a 2-0 Test series victory in Sri Lanka. Morkel was also part of the coaching staff that guided Pakistan to the Asia Cup’s final four and helped them secure the top spot in the MRF Tyres ODI Rankings.
World Cup Performance: A Bitter Pill to Swallow
However, the team’s World Cup performance was less than satisfactory, with five losses in nine games. This underperformance led to Pakistan finishing fifth in the group standings, missing out on a semi-final berth.