Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Australian coach Trent Woodhill has been appointed as the batting coach for Pakistan's national cricket team to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
Woodhill was involved with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia and is part of the Delhi Daredevils' support staff in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), News.com.au reports.
The report also mentioned that Woodhill was also New Zealand cricket team's assistant until last year.
Stating that Woodhill will bring rich experience to the team as a batting and fielding expert, Pakistan Cricket Board's director of international cricket Intikhab Alam said that they have appointed the coach for a period of three weeks to help the team during the eight-nation tournament.
According to the report, Woodhill, whose name was recommended by head coach Dav Whatmore, is credited with moulding Australian opener David Warner when he was the assistant coach with the domestic New South Wales squad.
The report further said that the decision to appoint Woodhill came on the heels of serious concerns over Pakistan's fragile batting which flopped during their 3-0 rout at the hands of South Africa in the Test series in February this year.
Pakistan briefly hired former captain Inzamam-ul Haq as their batting consultant ahead of last year's tour to India but he left after a pay dispute, the report added. (ANI)