Former captains <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/misbah-ul-haq/news/">Misbah-ul-Haq</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/waqar-younis/news/">Waqar Younis</a> were on Wednesday appointed as the head coach and bowling coach of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> national side in all three formats for a three-year contract. <p></p> <p></p>Misbah was also named Chairman of Selectors to lead the head coaches of the six first-class cricket association sides. <p></p> <p></p>According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) media release, Misbah was the unanimous choice of the five-member PCB panel that conducted the recruitment process. <p></p> <p></p>Misbah, who retired from international cricket in May 2017, said: "It is very humbling for me to join a select group of some of the very best to have coached the Pakistan national sides in the past. <p></p> <p></p>"It is an honour and more than that, a massive responsibility as we live and breathe cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"I know expectations are high, but I am absolutely ready and up for the task otherwise I would not have thrown my name in the hat for one of the most challenging and coveted roles in Pakistan cricket," he said. <p></p> <p></p>[caption id="attachment_884286" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-884286" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/waqar-afp.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Waqar Younis was previously head coach of Pakistan @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The PCB release also stated that it was on the recommendation of Misbah that the board named Waqar as the bowling coach of the national side on a three-year contract. <p></p> <p></p>The first assignment of Misbah-Waqar combination will be the upcoming three ODI and three T20I home series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka">Sri Lanka</a>, which will be played from September27 to October 9. Pakistan did not perfom well in the recently concluded World Cup, where they failed to reach the knock-out stage. <p></p> <p></p>The duo's first series in the World Test Championship will be in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia">Australia</a> when Pakistan will play in Brisbane (November 21-25), followed by a day/night Test in Adelaide (November 29 - December 3). <p></p> <p></p>Misbah and Waqar have previously worked as a pair from May 2014 to April 2016 with the former as captain and the latter as head coach.