In a groundbreaking move, Multan Sultans have enlisted the expertise of Drikus Saaiman as their fielding and strength & conditioning coach for the upcoming HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL). This announcement marks a significant addition to the coaching staff and signals a proactive approach by the franchise.
Saaiman: A Wealth of Experience at Multan’s Disposal
Hailing from Bloemfontein, Drikus Saaiman brings a wealth of experience to Multan Sultans. Currently involved with the Pakistan men’s team, Saaiman has also contributed to the coaching staffs of the Pakistan women’s team and South Africa men’s squad. His previous roles include serving as the strength and conditioning and fielding coach for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the Mzansi Super League in 2018.
Excitement Builds as Saaiman Joins Multan Sultans
Expressing his enthusiasm, Saaiman stated, “I am very excited to be joining Multan Sultans and looking forward to my time at what will be my first stint at an HBL PSL franchise.” He acknowledged Multan Sultans’ roster of top-tier T20 cricketers and a stellar coaching staff. Saaiman is eager to contribute his experience to the team and believes that this opportunity will aid in his continuous growth as a coach.
Manager’s Perspective: Hijab Zahid Welcomes Saaiman Aboard
General Manager Hijab Zahid expressed delight at Saaiman’s appointment, highlighting his reputation as a highly-regarded coach. Zahid emphasized the importance of providing players with top-notch facilities to secure victories. With Saaiman on board, Multan Sultans now boast a comprehensive coaching team, ensuring players receive guidance and support across all levels.
A Stellar Coaching Lineup for Multan Sultans
Multan Sultans’ coaching staff is now a powerhouse, featuring:
- Head Coach – Abdul Rehman
- Team Mentor/Spin Bowling Coach – Saqlain Mushtaq
- Assistant and Development Coach – Muhammad Wasim
- Fast Bowling Coach – Catherine Dalton
- Assistant Spin Bowling Coach – Alex Hartley
- Strength and Conditioning and Fielding Coach – Drikus Saaiman
This well-rounded coaching lineup positions Multan Sultans as serious contenders in the upcoming PSL edition.