<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Former Pakistan players criticise Trent Woodhill's appointment as batting coach" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130501151123.jpg" title="Former Pakistan players criticise Trent Woodhill's appointment as batting coach" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Trent Woodhill is currently the assistant coach of Delhi Daredevils © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Karachi: May 1, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Pakistan's appointment of <a href="/tags/Trent-Woodhill/post" target="_blank">Trent Woodhill</a> as batting coach for next month's<a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy/post" target="_blank"> ICC Champions Trophy</a> has been met with bafflement, with former greats saying they had never even heard of the Australian.<br /> <br /> The Pakistan Cricket Board (<a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">PCB</a>) Monday appointed the 42-year-old Woodhill for three weeks after the team's disastrous performance with the bat on their recent tour of South Africa.<br /> <br /> Woodhill is currently assistant coach at Delhi Daredevils, second bottom in the <a href="/tags/Indian-Premier-League/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a>, and has had previous spells with New Zealand and New South Wales.<br /> <br /> Former Test captain <a href="/tags/Hanif-Mohammad/post" target="_blank">Hanif Mohammad</a>, one of Pakistan's all-time great batsman and for many years holder of the world-record first class score of 499, was unimpressed.<br /> <br /> "Who is Woodhill?" he said. "I have heard his name for the first time in my life. I am surprised how the PCB chose him when his credentials are not known." <a href="/tags/Inzamam-ul-Haq/post" target="_blank">Inzamam-ul-Haq</a> worked as batting consultant with the team ahead of their tour to India in December-January but negotiations with the 120-Test veteran fell through in February.<br /> <br /> Former wicket-keeper and captain <a href="/tags/Rashid-Latif/post" target="_blank">Rashid Latif</a> also claimed ignorance. "What can I say about a coach whose name I have not heard before?" said Latif. "Pakistan have a batting legend in Javed Miandad who should be helping the batsmen."<br /> <br /> Miandad, Pakistan's leading Test run-scorer with 8,832, is currently a director general in the PCB. He will help the batsmen during a tune-up camp in Abbottabad before the team's departure for Britain.<br /> <br /> Pakistan will play warm-up games against Scotland and Ireland before the eight-team Champions Trophy starts on June 6. Former captain <a href="/tags/Moin-Khan/post" target="_blank">Moin Khan</a> said Inzamam should have been given the job.<br /> <br /> "Pakistan has so many big names who could have helped the batsmen in a better way than an unknown person," said Moin.<br /> <br /> PCB director of international cricket Intikhab Alam defended Woodhill's appointment for a short stint, saying the he has rich experience as batting and fielding coach.