New Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket Team Confirmed – Grant Bradburn
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday that former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Bradburn has been confirmed as the Pakistan’s cricket men’s team head coach on a two-year contract.
Grant Bradburn is going to lead Pakistan’s Cricket team for the next two years.
During the just finished “home series” against New Zealand, Bradburn led Pakistan’s team on a consulting basis. In the five-match One-Day International series, which they won 4-1, the Babar Azam-led team rose to the top of the ICC Rankings for the format. A 2-2 tie resulted in the five-match T20 International series.
Bradburn formerly worked as the fielding coach of the national men’s side from 2018 to 2020 before moving to the National Cricket Academy to focus on the coaches’ development. He is well-versed in the advantages and disadvantages of the national team. The announcement added that Bradburn, a former New Zealand cricketer, previously served as the head coach of Scotland’s men’s team.
The Pakistani team management has also introduced a playing style with which it would approach the competition to be contested in October and November with an eye on the renowned ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy. The squad will approach the One-Day Internationals in the lead-up to and during the mega-event with upbeat and brave tactics and offensive methods according to the strategy dubbed The Pakistan Way.
In reflecting on his selection as the men’s team’s head coach and outlining the plan, Bradburn said: “It is a wonderful pleasure for me to work as a head coach with the extremely talented and skilled side like Pakistan. We have been putting a lot of effort into improving, and we can’t wait to show off our developing abilities. Mickey Arthur and I are eager to assist, push, and help our athletes grow. The New Zealand series has been useful for getting game time and establishing roles, culture, and brand clarity in order to succeed.