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PCB appoints Matthew Hayden,Vernon Philander as coaches for T20 World Cup

Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden and former South Africa seamer Vernon Philander have been added to the Pakistan team’s coaching staff for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE.

The new PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja, announced the appointments on Monday, citing the aggression and quality of the players as defining reasons for their hiring.

 Ramiz also said there would be a head coach appointed alongside them, but did not reveal a name.

“Matthew Hayden is Australian, and has experience of winning World Cups and was a great player himself,” Ramiz said. “It might be very beneficial to have an Australian occupying the dressing room. And Pakistan, of course, can win the World Cup, they just need to improve their performances an extra 10%. Vernon Philander I know very well, and he understands bowling, and has a great record against Australia.”

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