Pakistan "the Improbable's" pull off one of the greatest upsets in global sports ever
Pakistan Cricket Team
Shane (at back) receiving championship medal & trophy with Pakistan after their historical CT2017
Hug by Yasir Shah, after PAK won 4th Test vs ENG (2016) to become ICC World Rank #1 Test Team
Pakistan Cricket Team recognised by Prime Minister, photo with PM at the PM's House
Best Team Health*
(*Lowest Injury Burden ICC World Cricket '16/17)
*Based on our PCB Benchmarking Studies Jul '16 -Jun '17 Season
Pakistan Men's Cricket Team “the hardest job in world sport’ - the media once described the coaching role as; with complexities & unique challenges, & a nation with limited local sports medical capabilities, but a very talent, passionate & fanatic cricket nation, presented me the perfect opportunity to make changes with a blank canvas and to inspire many more.
As the Head Physiotherapist for Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team & Lead for the Players Health for the national and contracted players, I came in with new team management (under Mickey Arthur) after a run of bad results, with focus on making positive changes to improve Pakistan crickets fitness & structure. A exciting journey of international cricket tours followed with ‘Pakistan the Improbable’s” (As ESPN called them), improving their probabilities to become World Ranked 1st in the ICC Test Ranking in 2016, and then upset India’s Cricket Team in a thrilling final to win the 2017 ICC World Champions Trophy, both first’s for Pakistan.
Beyond the day-to-day injury management stuff people see of me on the tv (on tour & on-field in games), I also took opportunity to setup tailored unique systems & innovations for Pakistan; including developing standardised approach across Pakistan Cricket (protocols & algorithms), injury surveillance, and utilised digital & tele-health to ensure all our possible national players still got the best assessment & management domestically too, giving our national selectors the best players available for selection. Contributions evident with one of healthiest in world cricket, and consistently returning from injuries to resilient & performing such as Yasir Shah (Lords - 2016), or Mohammad Amir (CT2017 Final). For my contributions received honours & award from Pakistan's Prime Minister. After witnessing the joy of the 200 million people across Pakistan afterwards, goal accomplished!