Pakistan bowling ace in new ECB role

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Waqar Younis bowling coach for ECB Academy

PAKISTAN bowling ace Waqar Younis will help England’s young bowlers during their tour of India.

Younis, one of Pakistan’s most successful bowlers, accepted an offer from the England Cricket Board to become a bowling consultant and help their young bowlers adjust to bowling conditions in the subcontinent this winter.

“They asked me if I could accompany their Academy team on the tour and work with the young bowlers in the squad,” he said.

“They felt with my experience of subcontinent pitches and having played in India I would be able to play a part in developing their bowlers.

England coach Peter Moores said the ECB would monitor how well Younis does in the role with the view to using him for future tours.

“He’ll [Younis] be involved in some work in the performance programme. If that goes well, we’ll use him again. It’s more consultancy-based coaching.”

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