Waqar Younis Back As Pakistan Coach

Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis begins his second spell as Pakistan coach in June
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Waqar Younis has been appointed as Pakistan coach for the second time in his career, and will begin a two-year term in June.

"I am extremely pleased to have been selected as the head coach," he said, responding to the news that he had been chosen to succeed Dav Whatmore, who stood down earlier this year, and Moin Khan, who coached during the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20.

"My immediate aim would be to prepare the team for the upcoming busy cricket season including the next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand."

Waqar, who took 373 Test wickets and 416 One-Day International wickets during a long and successful career, first joined the national coaching setup as a bowling coach in 2006.

He resigned in January 2007 and then re-appointed as bowling and fielding coach in 2009, stepping up to be head coach in 2010.

He resigned in August 2011 and has been working with the Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2013.

Pakistan are next in action when they play Australia in October.

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