Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was on Friday appointed coach of Afghanistan ahead of the country’s tour of Zimbabwe.
Confirming the news, Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said they are glad to have Afghanistan touring. Legendary cricketer Inzamamul Haq is widely regarded as one of the greatest Pakistani batsman ever.
The players speak Urdu, but, before Inzamam, former Pakistan players Rashid Latif and Kabir Khan also had stints as Afghanistan coach.
Afghanistan will tour Zimbabwe this month for which they appointed former green shirts skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq as team coach.
In August this year, they hit a speed bump, when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) planned not to extend their English coach Andy Moles’ one-year tenure, as they admitted that communication between the team and Moles had been a challenge.
Meanwhile, the ACB announced their side for the series on September 20 and the chairman of the board Nasimullah Danish said that the team chosen for the tour is balanced.
“Inzy” will fly out to Harare on Sunday where the Afghans are playing five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches, beginning on October 16.
Inzamam has made unsuccessful attempts for the past three years in getting hired as Pakistan’s full-time batting-coach.