Pakistan looking to rope in Gary Kirsten as head coach; Peter Moores, Simon Katich also in reckoning

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Oct 28, 11:27 AM

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Former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten, who was India’s coach in their successful World Cup triumph in the 2011 edition, is one of the three options on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s radar for the role of head coach, The Indian Express reported.

Apart from Kirsten, others such as Peter Moores and Simon Katich are also in contention to occupy the position left vacant after the abrupt departure by Misbah-ul-Haq earlier last month.

Kirsten was credited for India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 and his ability to bring calmness in the team management has been highly spoken of on the world stage. After leaving India, he took the responsibility of coaching his home side South Africa and led them to the number one rankings in Test matches in 2012.

Peter Moores was England’s head coach on two occasions but was sacked from his duties both times. First, he was sacked in the year 2009 after England slipped to a series of defeats against India and the resignation of Kevin Pietersen from England’s captaincy.

Simon Katich was the assistant coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League before he took up the responsibility of a head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He had relinquished his post with the RCB after the completion of the first phase of IPL 2021 and hence he could also be available for the role with the Pakistan side.

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