Inzamam to coach Afghanistan on Zim tour


Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been appointed as head coach of the Afghanistan team for their upcoming limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe.

The Asian team will take on the Southern African side in five ODIs and two T20Is later this month, with all the matches being played in Bulawayo.

Inzamam will become the third former Pakistan international to take charge of the Afghan team after Rashid Latif and Kabir Khan both had previous stints in charge.

The now 45 year-old Inzamam retired from international cricket in 2007 having amassed 8830 runs in 120 Tests at an average of more than 49 while he scored 11739 runs in 378 ODIs.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board and Inzamam confirmed that he has only been contracted for the tour to Zimbabwe.

The first ODI between the sides takes place on 16 October.