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Three Names in Fray for Pakistan Fielding Coach's Job

PTI |May 22, 2018, 9:08 AM IST
Three Names in Fray for Pakistan Fielding Coach's Job

Karachi: The PCB has shortlisted three names for the the national team's fielding coach's position after Australian Steve Rixon decided against extending his contract.

As per a PCB official current trainer Grant Ludon, former England wicketkeeper, James Foster and Australian Dean Woodward had been shortlisted to replace Rixon.

Rixon decided all of a sudden that he wouldn't be able to continue due to personal reasons and family commitments, the source said.

“As a result the board now has to find a new fielding coach who can work with the team until next year's World Cup,” he said.

Rixon's association with the team will end after the T20 series in Scotland next month.

Rixon, a former Australia wicketkeeper, came on board after Mickey Arthur took over as head coach in 2016. Unsder his guidance, Pakistani players showing considerable improvement in their fielding standards.

The PCB source said the board would take a final decision after also consulting Arthur, who wanted to have Ludon as a trainer and not as a fielding coach.

Chances are bright that Foster will get the job as he came down specially from Durham during the two-day match against Leicestershire to train the Pakistani players, the official said.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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