Saqlain Mushtaq was brought in by England ahead of the recent second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford
Pakistan Cricket Board had quietly released Mushtaq Ahmed as assistant coach when Waqar Younis was head coach and Pakistan had gone to play in the Asia Cup and World T20
Mushtaq Ahmed was till recently the bowling coach of the Pakistani cricket team.
Alastair Cook scored a brilliant unbeaten 168 to counter Pakistan's pace-cum-spin attack in style and led England to a steady 290/3 at close on day three in reply to Pakistan's mammoth 523/8 declared. England now trail by 233 runs with seven wickets intact.
Mushtaq, himself, a former test leg spinner, said on Friday that despite the fact that pacemen usually dominated on the pitches in Australia and New Zealand he felt spinners would play a key role.