Grant Bradburn formerly worked as the fielding coach for Pakistan from 2018 to 2020, following a time at the National Cricket Academy.
After a successful stint as a consultant, Pakistan’s cricket board (PCB) has named former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Bradburn as head coach of their men’s side on a two-year contract. Bradburn was in charge of Pakistan’s recent home series against New Zealand, where the Babar Azam-led side won the one-day international series 4-1 and shared the five-match T20 series 2-2.
The former Scotland head coach previously served as Pakistan’s fielding coach from 2018 to 2020, following a term at their National Cricket Academy (NCA). “Bradburn joins with a plethora of coaching experience,” said PCB chairman Najam Sethi in a statement.
“Having previously worked with our men’s team as well as at the NCA, he understands our culture and philosophy of cricket and is an ideal candidate to lead our team forward.”
Prior to their three-match ODI series against Afghanistan and the 50-over Asia Cup, Pakistan has appointed former head coach Mickey Arthur as team director. “It’s an honour for me to work as a head coach with a highly talented and skilled side like Pakistan,” said Bradburn, who will attempt to create momentum ahead of the 50-overs World Cup later this year.
“We’ve been working hard to improve our game and are excited to show off our growing abilities.” Mickey Arthur and I are looking forward to assisting, challenging, and developing our guys.
“The New Zealand series has been beneficial in terms of gaining game time and creating clarity of roles, culture, and brand in order to win.”
Former South African cricketer Andrew Puttick has also agreed to become Pakistan’s batting coach for a two-year term.