Pakistan Welcomes New Red-Ball Head Coach Jason Gillespie on July 7

Pakistan Welcomes New Red-Ball Head Coach Jason Gillespie on July 7

Pakistan Cricket Team red-ball coach Jason Gillespie is ready to land in Pakistan on July 7, where he will mentor the Pakistan Shaheens in Karachi and for the upcoming test matches against Bangladesh at home.


Jason Gillespie former Australia bowler will also mentor Pakistan Shaheen for the upcoming Australia tour. The Pakistan Shaheen will also play two four-day games against Bangladesh A.

Recall that a pre-season fitness camp began on June 24 and ended on July 7. The team will be whittled down to 15 members, the Pakistan Shaheens, who will practice from July 8–13 to prepare for their journey to Darwin.

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“In Darwin, Pakistan Shaheens will play two four-day matches against Bangladesh ‘A’, two 50-over matches against Northern Territory and Bangladesh, and also participate in the nine-team Top End T20 Series,” the PCB had said in a press release.

“Pakistan red-ball head coach Jason Gillespie will supervise the Pakistan Shaheens’ training camp from 8-13 July and travel to Darwin as the team’s head coach. He will return to Pakistan after the second four-day match against Bangladesh ‘A’, which finishes on 29 July, to assume responsibilities as the national side’s head coach and commence preparations for the two-Test series against Bangladesh.

“The pre-season fitness and fielding camp will be supervised by Mohammad Masroor, who will also travel to Darwin as Assistant Coach-cum-Manager. Abdul Rehman will be the white-ball head coach and will join the Pakistan Shaheens side on 28 July for the two 50-over and Top End T20 Series matches from 4-18 August.

“National team players presently involved in competitive cricket in the United Kingdom and those who recently participated in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 have been exempted from the pre-season fitness and fielding camp.”

The players listed below have been invited by the national selection committee to both the Pakistan Shaheen team and the pre-season fitness and fielding camp:

Pakistan Shaheens Team

Haseebullah, Hunain Shah, Kamran Ghulam, Kashif Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Omair Bin Yousuf, Sahibzada Farhan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tayyab Tahir and Umar Amin.

The captain and one more player will be confirmed in due course.

Player Support Personnel

Jason Gillespie (head coach for red-ball matches, will also supervise camp from 8-13 July), Abdul Rehman (head coach for white-ball matches and will join the side on 28 July), Mohammad Masroor (Assistant coach-cum-manager and camp commandant from 24 June-7 July), Mohammad Asad (physiotherapist), Imranullah (trainer) and Usman Hashmi (analyst).

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“The two four-dayers are part of bilateral series fixtures, which Northern Territory Cricket (NTC) is hosting on behalf of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). The PCB is scheduled to host Bangladesh A at home in August,” the press release added.

Timetable (all games held in Darwin)

14 Jul – Arrival in Darwin

19-22 Jul – Four-day vs Bangladesh ‘A’

26-29 Jul – Four-day vs Bangladesh ‘A’

4 Aug – 50-over match vs Northern Territory (NT)

6 Aug – 50 over match vs Bangladesh ‘A’

9-18 Aug – nine-team Top End T20 Series



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