The Pakistan national team has begun its preparations with a five-match ODI series against New Zealand at home as the much awaited ODI World Cup 2023 in India approaches.
Owner of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi has recommended former West Indian captain Darren Sammy be a part of the coaching staff for the competition.
Highly recommended!, Javed Afridi penned on his Twitter page. For the upcoming World Cup in India, the PCB ought to take Darren Sammy into consideration for their management group.
Highly recommended ! PCB should consider Daren Sammy @darensammy88 to their management team for the upcoming World Cup in India.
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) May 4, 2023
In terms of white-ball cricket, Darren Sammy is one of the most successful West Indies captains and has a tonne of experience playing in Asia.
The 39-year-old all-rounder guided his country to their second T20 World Cup victory in India in 2016 despite Cricket West Indies being in a dire financial situation.
The sportsman, who was born in Saint Lucia, is currently the Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He guided the team to their first PSL championship in 2017.
It is important to note that the cricket board recruited Matthew Hayden, a former Australia opener, as a batting adviser for the national squad competing in the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.
The ODI World Cup 2023 and the Asia Cup are both set to be held in Pakistan and India, respectively, meaning that the Men in Green will have a jam-packed ODI season in the ensuing six months.