PAK vs. AUS: Australia appoints Daniel Vettori as spin consultant for the white-ball leg. Vettori’s most recent international coaching position was as Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach between 2019 and 2021.
Daniel Vettori, a former New Zealand captain, appointed as Australia’s spin consultant for the white-ball leg of their tour against Pakistan. Vettori’s inclusion in the coaching set-up has been confirm by Cricket Australia. The 43-year-old will serve as a spin-bowling consultant for the Aussies in Lahore. Where they will play three ODIs and a T20I. He will take over the reins and begin working with the white-ball squad in Melbourne before the team departs for Pakistan.
Vettori’s most recent international coaching position was as Bangladesh’s spin bowling coach between 2019 and 2021. Prior to Australia’s 2017 tour to India, he was also a member of their set-up for a short time. Before the start of the three-match Test series, Australia named Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed as the team’s consultant.
In his international career, Vettori has 362 Test wickets, 305 ODI wickets, and 38 T20I wickets. He has also coached in the Indian Premier League with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also the Caribbean Premier League with the Barbados Royals.
Australia and Pakistan are currently playing their final Test match before facing each other in a three-match One-Day International series. So far, both games in Rawalpindi and Karachi have been drawn. The third and final game of this series will be a series decider.
PAK vs. AUS: Lahore will host the white-ball leg instead of Rawalpindi.
Following the announcement by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad that the matches now relocated from Rawalpindi, Lahore will now host the tour’s white-ball series. The action was taken due to Pakistan’s volatile political situation. Prime Minister Imran Khan is expect to face a no-confidence vote during the white-ball series, which begins next week.
The two boards will make the final decision because the government cannot intervene in the matter. The three ODIs are scheduled for March 29, March 31, and April 2, with a one-off T20I on April 5.
Pakistan also named leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood to replace injured left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz in their white-ball squad. The decision is made after Nawaz unable to recover from a foot injury sustain during the Pakistan Super League 2022. As a result, Nawaz is force to withdraw from the series.