LONDON (AFP) – Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood and bowling coach will be a member of England s backroom staff when they face his native country during an upcoming three-match Twenty20 series.
Mahmood, 45, has plenty of English county experience from his time with Surrey and Kent.
Until last year he was a member of Pakistan s coaching staff under Mickey Arthur but left as part of a post World Cup clear-out when the contracts of the South African and his assistants were not renewed by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
But Mahmood will now support England bowling coach Jon Lewis during a series at Emirates Old Trafford starting on August 28.
Meanwhile England have recalled Dawid Malan after the Yorkshire batsman missed the recent one-day series win over Ireland.
In a coronavirus-affected season, England s white-ball squad remains separate from the Test squad, who begin the final match of their series against Pakistan at Southampton on Friday.
Hampshire batsman James Vince has effectively been replaced by the fit-again Malan following a run of low scores against Ireland.