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Umar Gul Becomes Afghanistan’s Bowling Coach

Afghanistan have announced that Umar Gul is the new bowling coach of the national men’s cricket team.

The former Pakistan international will begin his new role during the white-ball tour of Zimbabwe in June, when Afghanistan will play three ODIs followed by a further trio of T20Is in Harare.

Gul’s appointment comes after a successful stint as a bowling consultant at an Afghanistan’s training camp in April.

The 39-year-old made 237 international appearances for Pakistan across formats, making a particularly notable impact in the white-ball game, taking 179 wickets in 130 ODI matches and bagging 85 in 60 T20Is with a miserly career economy of 7.19.