On Friday (April 7), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have confirmed Grant Bradburn as the head coach for the country’s upcoming series against New Zealand. Meanwhile, Andrew Puttick has been appointed as the batting coach for the national team. However, both appointments are only on an interim basis.
While there is no clarity over Mickey Arthur, the South African is expected to take over the leadership role come the 50-over World Cup in India. Arthur is currently the head of cricket for Derbyshire and is working as a consultant with the national team.
"The PCB will confirm the Pakistan team management for post-New Zealand series following the completion of the relevant recruitment processes, which are presently ongoing," said the statement.
Bradburn previously worked as the fielding coach for Pakistan in 2018, which also coincided with Arthur’s stint as Pakistan’s head coach. Abdul Rehman now has been named as the ‘assistant to head coach’ while Umar Gul will take up the responsibility of being the country’s bowling coach. Back in March too, Gul was involved with the national team in Pakistan's T20I series against Afghanistan.