Cricket Sweden have made a major scoop as they have announced the appointment of former Pakistan Test cricketer and Netherlands player, Mohammad Wasim as the Head Coach for the Men’s National squad ahead of ICC WorldT20 European qualifiers.
Mohammad Wasim has represented Pakistan in 18 Test’s and 25 ODI’s between 1996-2000 besides featuring in 194 First-Class and 130 List-A matches that includes his solitary appearance for Netherlands against Scotland in 2014. His highest Test score of 192 came against Zimbabwe in Harare.
After leaving Pakistan in 2002-03 season, Wasim signed up for Otago in New Zealand’s domestic cricket before moving to Netherlands, where he played domestic cricket and qualified as a Dutch player in 2014.
Wasim played for Sparta 1888 and Dosti-Amsterdam and also represented North Holland Hurricanes in the North Sea Pro series in 2014 against Scotland’s Highlanders before playing for Netherlands “A” in Continental T20 tournament before making his debut in Dutch colours against Scotland national side in his final List-A appearance in 2014.
Wasim moved onto Coaching after retiring from professional cricket and coached a variety of clubs in both Netherlands and Great Britain including Sparta Cricket Club in Netherlands. He is currently the Head Coach for Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, Multan Sultans and has been working closely with the likes of Azhar Ali, Umer Amin and Sohail Tanveer.
Wasim’s knowledge of Dutch conditions will be vital for the preparations of Swedish National side, which will be competing against Guernsey, Gibraltar, Czech Republic, Norway and Israel in Europe Group C qualifiers in Aug/Sep 2018.