The lists of Pakistan Super League Coaches and players are not finalized till now for the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League that is scheduled for February 2016.
Sanath Jayasuriya is added in the PSL coaching roster, he is an experienced Sri Lankan cricket player and the one who assisted in turning the match situation upside down in One Day International cricket match during the 1996 cricket World Cup. He will give the training to the players for the improved performance with his team mate Chamida Vaas.
John Buchanan is added in the list of coaches, he has the experience of performing the duty as a coach of the ODI World Cup winning Australian cricket team in the year 2003 and 2007. After separating from the Australian cricket team, he was appointed as a coach for Indian Premier League and the New Zealand team.
Another addition in the coach list of PSL is Venkatesh Prasad; the players can get the benefit from his vast experience of working as a bowling coach of the Indian cricket team. The addition of Prasad is a proof that sports has no barriers because the cricket is not affected by the fractious relationship between the two neighboring countries.
With the inclusion of the successful names like John Buchanan, Sanath Jayasuriya and Dean in the list of Pakistan Super League coaches got a chance to boast of quality associated with it which is a guarantee that the players will be trained properly; more individuals will watch the matches due to which there will be more chances of success.
Some other famous names who signed in for the position of coach include:
- Australians Dean Jones
- Steve Rixon
- Simon Helmot
- England’s Mick Newell
- Ian Pont
- South Africa’s David Nosworthy
- Dale Benkenstein
- Chris Gayle
- Kevin Pieterson
- Shane Watson
- Kieron Pollard
- Sunil Narine
- James Anderson
- Dwayne Bravo
The franchises will select the coaching panels from the roster through a selection process.
The inaugural edition of PSL will be started from 4th of February 2016 and the fields selected for the matches are in Dubai and Sharjah. 5 teams are participating and will play matches against each other.
Here is the updated PSL coach list for the 5 teams who will be in the tournament.
- Islamabad United: Wasim Akram is the director of the team, Dean Jones is the head and Shoaib Akhtar is selected as a bowling coach.
- Karachi Kings: The head of the team is Mickey Arthur and the bowling coach selected is Mushtaq Ahmad.
- Peshawar Zalmi: Abdul Rehman is the director, Mohammad Akram is the head and Andy flower is selected as a coach for the team.
- Quetta Gladiators: Moin Khan is the head of the team, other than that the Ian Pont will work as a bowling coach and Julien Fountain will give the services as fielding coach.
- Lahore Qalandars: Paddy Upton is the head of the team.