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Azhar Mahmood replaces Mushtaq Ahmad as Pakistan bowling coach for two events

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LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket team player Azhar Ali has been included to the Pakistan coaching staff for next two events, Aisa Cup and World T20.

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According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mushtaq is rested and will join Pakistan team on the tour of England in June during this year.

“Mushi has been rested for two events as he was too fatigued,” Pakistan’s team manager told ESPNcricinfo.

“Mahmood is a good replacement for the interim, being a T20 specialist. He will join the squad later this evening,” he further said.

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In 2007, Azhar Mahmood has played last international match for Pakistan against Ireland, since than he is playing English county and representing different teams in T20 leagues around the world. In the first edition of Pakistan Super League he is representing Islamabad United, team led by Misbah ul Haq.

 

International Career of Azhar Mahmood:

Azhar has made his Test debut against South Africa in 1997,  where he has scored century, he has played 21 Test matches, made 900 runs and picked 39 wickets. His ODI debut was against India in 1996, he has played 143 matches, scored 1521 runs and claimed 123 wickets.

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