Former South African pacer Morne Morkel has announced his resignation as Pakistan’s bowling coach, citing his commitments with upcoming leagues. Morkel had joined the Pakistan team on a six-month contract in June this year and his first assignment was their tour to Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series. His resignation comes following Pakistan’s disappointing exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, in which they finished fifth. Umar Gul is a strong contender for the position of bowling coach, while skipper Babar Azam is also facing criticism and pressure over the team’s performance. Pakistan is now focusing on the upcoming three Test matches against Australia scheduled from December 14, 2023, to January 7, 2024, in Australia.