Hayden takes charge as Pakistan's mentor for World T20 Series 2022
Matthew Hayden appointed as Pakistan’s mentor for World T20 Series 2022
Former Australian batsman, Matthew Hayden has been selected for the role of mentor for the upcoming World T20 series as per the Pakistan Cricket Council’s announcement on Friday. The 50- year old had previously served the Pakistan Cricket Team as the batting consultant. His experience and knowledge helped Pakistan to reach the Semi-final last year.
On his appointment, Pakistan Cricket Council’s CEO Ramiz Raja said, "I welcome Matthew Hayden back in Pakistan colours. He is a proven performer with his credentials acknowledged and recognised world-over. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about Australia's conditions and I am confident his involvement will significantly benefit our extremely talented cricketers for the World T20 Series and future tours Down Under.”
Hayden said, "I am extremely excited to be reuniting with the Pakistan team as their mentor for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia and can't wait to join the culture again and feel the spirit of One Nation One Passion."
Hayden also added, "I am extremely excited to be reuniting with the Pakistan team as their mentor for the Men's T20 World Series in Australia and can't wait to join the culture again and feel the spirit of One Nation One Passion."
"I have seen how Pakistan have been performing in the Asia T20 Series and Sunday's win over India was brilliant. I think this Pakistan side has got what it takes to excel in Australia and the conditions will really suit them, both from a batting and bowling perspective. This team has all of its bases covered and I am sure it will light up the World T20 Series as it did in the UAE last year."
"I feel privileged to be given an opportunity to pass on all my experience and knowledge about all conditions in Australia and can't wait to be back in the Pakistan dressing room."
Hayden will meet the Pakistan squad in Brisbane on October 15 after the team arrives from Christchurch following a T20I tri-series with Bangladesh and hosts New Zealand. Pakistan will start their T20 World Series campaign against their arch-rivals India on 23rd October in Melbourne. After that, they will cross swords with two teams from the qualifiers in Perth before they head to Sydney for a match against South Africa. Lastly, they will face Bangladesh in their last group stage match in Adelaide.
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