Australian batting legend Mathew Hayden has been added to the Pakistan team’s coaching staff for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. 

Former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander has also been added to the Pakistan coaching staff. 

The announcement was made by new PCB chairman – Ramiz Raja. 

Ramiz Raja also informed that a head coach would also be appointed alongside them. 

“Matthew Hayden is Australian, and has experience of winning World Cups and was a great player himself,” Ramiz Raja said. 

Raja added: “Vernon Philander I know very well, and he understands bowling, and has a great record against Australia.” 

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Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis had stepped down as head coach and bowling coach respectively of the Pakistan team last week. 

Saqlain Mushtaq is likely to continue as head coach through to the World Cup. 

Hayden, who had retired in 2009, his assignment with Pakistan at the World Cup is his first major coaching assignment. 

Meanwhile, Philander retired from international cricket in 2020. 

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