KABUL: Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq has been appointed as chief coach of the national team for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe, the Afghanistan cricket Board (AB) announced on Friday.
ACB spokesman Farid Hotak told that the appointment of Haq, widely regarded as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen, had been approved by the International Cricket Council and board officials.
Born in March 1970, the swashbuckling batsmen has been a leading run-scorer for Pakistan in one-day matches and the second-highest scorer for his country in Test cricket after Javed Miandad. He captained the Pakistan cricket team from 2003 to 2007.
He rose to fame in the semi-final of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, in which he scored 60 off 37 balls against a formidable New Zealand side. His strong batting performance also propelled Pakistan to victory in the final of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
The series, including five ODI and two T-20 matches, is scheduled to get under way at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo on October 16. After the final ODI at the same venue on Oct. 22, the T-20 matches will be played on Oct. 26 and 28.