What you need to know about Sreesanth’s move to Pakistan
Sreesantan Sreesan, who is one of the highest-ranked batsmen in the world, is joining the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as an assistant coach.
Sreesanth is the third Pakistani player to join the PCB after Misbah-ul-Haq and Yasir Shah, both of whom have been part of Pakistan’s World Cup-winning team.
Sreeanth was named the player of the tournament at the ICC World Cup for the first time after scoring a century in the first game.
He was part of a Pakistan XI that reached the quarter-finals and was later sent home to India after the tournament ended.
Sri Lanka is the first team to select him in the last two tournaments, as they were the only team to do so before the ICC announced its rankings.
The PCB had already given its nod to Sreesanta for the Test series against Sri Lanka and he will be joined in the squad by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and New Zealand captain Glenn McGrath.
The former Australian captain is the No. 3 batsman in the ICC rankings, ahead of the likes of James Anderson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Andrew Flintoff.