Pakistan were handed a humiliating 124-run loss by arch rivals India in their Champions Trophy 2017 Group Stage encounter, and now they face an uphill task of qualifying to the next stage.
As pressure mounts on coach Mickey Arthur with some even calling for his sacking, we take a look at last 5 Pakistan coaches and what their achievements and failures were.
INTIKHAB ALAM (2008-10)
A wily leg-break bowler during his time, Intikhab Alam continued his involvement with Pakistan cricket after retirement. He was named manager of the Pakistan team on October 25, 2008, only a day after Geoff Lawson was sacked as coach.
It was during his term as manager when Pakistan claimed the World T20, defeating Sri Lanka in the final of the tournament.
After pretty dismal performances of the team, while touring Australia, Alam was sacked as coach in February 2010.
WAQAR YOUNIS (2010-11, 2014-16)
Known as one of the most lethal fast bowlers during his time, Waqar Younis has served as coach of the Pakistan cricket team twice. His first stint was when he joined the team just after Alam’s sacking.
It was during his time that Pakistan went to tour England where Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were suspended for a spot-fixing scandal. Also during his time, Pakistan managed to reach the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup, but were beaten by India. He stepped down citing personal reasons.
He was reappointed as head coach in June 2014 for a period of two years, and stepped down in 2016 after Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup, the same year.
MOHSIN KHAN (2011)
Played as a opening batsman for Pakistan in his prime, but later moved to the big screen, Mohsin Khan. He served as the interim coach of the team starting October 2011, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) searched for a certified permanent coach.
He was replaced by Australia’s Dav Whatmore in early 2012. Ever since his rejection, he has applied many times for coaching duties, but those have been turned down each time.
DAV WHATMORE (2012-14)
Appointed in 2012 as head coach of Pakistan, Whatmore had successfully led as coach to take Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996. He then took on the biggest challenge of his coaching career as he became Bangladesh’s head coach in 2003.
Under his guidance Bangladesh improved and also defeated India in the 2007 World Cup.
He was head coach of the Pakistan team when they clinched the Asia Cup title in 2012, defeating Bangladesh in the final. His left that position when contract ended in 2014.
MOIN KHAN (2014)
Played as a wicket-keeper batsman during his days, Moin Khan kept his involvement with Pakistan cricket even post-retirement. He was named head coach of Pakistan after Whatmore left, in February 2014.
He later worked as a chief selector but was later sacked in 2015, during the World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zealand.
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