ISLAMABAD

FormerPakistancaptain Zaheer Abbas on Tuesday said no one in cricket world knows newly appointed coach Trent Woodhill, but he will get fame after becoming our national team's batting coach.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed Australian coach Trent Woodhill to improve the team's batting performance in the ICC Champions Trophy to be played inEnglandnext month.

Trent Woodhill was involved with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League inAustraliaand was a part of the Delhi Daredevils' support staff in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). He was alsoNew Zealandcricket team's assistant until last year.

Zaheer, who is also known as the Asian Bradman, said Woodhill was an anonymous figure to him. "I have not heard his name and I believe it won't make a good impact on our players," he said.

Zaheer, who is also fondly known as the ‘run machine’, said an international team likePakistanneeded a big name to improve its batting department. "It seems the PCB has just filled in a formality by appointing Woodhill as a coach," he said.

He questioned the PCB saying what improvement Woodhill can bring to the players for a time period of just three weeks? "The wayPakistan's batting flopped 3-0 during the Test series againstSouth Africain February this year, I feel the PCB should have hired an expert coach for the job," said Zaheer, who had two stints as captain of the national team in 1981 and 1984.

Talking about the team's chances in the Champions Trophy, Zaheer, who has also worked as the manager of the national team, said he had high hopes for the team to do well in the trophy. “I believe captain Misbahul haq and vice captain M Hafeez will chalk-out a good strategy before moving in the field. It is a good opportunity for the youngsters to prove their mettle in the trophy," he concluded.