Mushtaq Ahmed Joins Bangladesh as Spin Bowling Coach

Mushtaq Ahmed Joins Bangladesh as Spin Bowling Coach

Islamabad, April 16, 2024 – In a significant development for Bangladesh cricket, former Pakistan spin maestro Mushtaq Ahmed has been appointed as the spin bowling coach for the Bangladesh men’s cricket team.

This announcement comes ahead of the T20 International series against Zimbabwe and extends until the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA.

Mushtaq Ahmed brings a wealth of coaching experience to his new role, having previously served as the spin bowling coach for various international teams, including England (2008-2014), West Indies (2018-19), and Pakistan (2020-22). His expertise and insights are expected to prove invaluable to the Bangladesh team, especially considering the spin-friendly conditions anticipated during the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Expressing his delight at joining the Bangladesh setup, Mushtaq Ahmed stated in a press release issued by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), “It is a great honor for me to be a part of the Bangladesh cricket team as a spin bowling coach. I am looking forward to the role and want to pass my experience to the players because they are very coachable and I always believe that they are one of the most dangerous teams around.”

He further added, “They can beat anyone because they have the capability, the resources, and the talent. I will try to instill that belief into them. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the team.”

Bangladesh, under the guidance of Mushtaq Ahmed, will be gearing up to face Zimbabwe in a five-match T20I series scheduled to commence next month. This series is crucial for Bangladesh as they aim to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the highly anticipated T20 World Cup later this year.

With the T20 World Cup being hosted in the West Indies and the USA, conditions are expected to favor spin bowling, making Mushtaq Ahmed’s appointment all the more significant. His experience and understanding of spin bowling in diverse conditions will provide Bangladesh with a competitive edge as they strive to make a mark in the prestigious tournament.

The inclusion of Mushtaq Ahmed in the coaching staff underscores Bangladesh’s commitment to harnessing the expertise of seasoned professionals to enhance their performance on the international stage. His appointment reflects the team management’s strategic vision and desire to maximize the potential of the squad.

As Bangladesh prepares to embark on its cricketing journey under the guidance of Mushtaq Ahmed, fans eagerly await to witness the impact of his coaching on the team’s spin bowling arsenal. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, the stage is set for Bangladesh to make a statement under the mentorship of one of the game’s most respected spin bowling coaches.