Morne Morkel Steps Down as Pakistan Bowling Coach After World Cup Disappointment

Following Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the ICC World Cup 2023, Morne Morkel has resigned from his position as the bowling coach of the national team, as announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday. Morkel, the former South African fast bowler, had joined the team on a six-month contract in June.

The PCB stated that Morkel’s replacement will be announced in due course. The next challenge for the Pakistan team is a three-match Test series against Australia scheduled from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in Australia.

Morkel’s coaching stint included the successful Test series against Sri Lanka, where Pakistan emerged victorious with a 2-0 margin. He also guided the team through an ODI series against Afghanistan, resulting in a clean sweep for Pakistan. Additionally, Morkel was at the helm during the Asia Cup and the World Cup.

Pakistan’s World Cup campaign concluded on a sour note with a defeat to England by 93 runs. The Babar Azam-led side faced five losses in nine matches, including a defeat against arch-rival India by seven wickets. In their final league match, Pakistan’s slim chances of reaching the semi-finals were dashed as England secured a 93-run victory, ending their hopes for a turnaround based on net run rate.

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