Morne Morkel steps down as Pakistan’s bowling coach

Following Pakistan’s lackluster ODI World Cup performance, former South Africa pacer Morne Morkel has resigned as the team’s fast bowling coach. Morkel is the first member of the coaching staff to go.

Only in June did Morkel sign a six-month deal, with two Test matches in Sri Lanka as his first assignment. In addition, he managed Afghanistan’s defeat in an ODI series before overseeing the Asia Cup and the main tournament in India.

Naseem Shah’s injury before the competition badly hindered Pakistan’s pace department and significantly slowed down their attack. Despite having a strong finish with 18 wickets, Shaheen Afridi had moments during games when he lacked consistency and effectiveness, especially early in the innings. Only South Africa and India took more wickets than Pakistan’s pacers in this match, whose pacers’ inconsistency was a major factor in their elimination from the competition.

The Pakistani board plans to make an announcement soon about his replacement as the team gets ready for its upcoming trip, which is a three-match Test series in Australia that begins on December 14.

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