Rangana Herath has joined Bangladesh as their spin-bowling advisor till the T20 World Cup, whereas Ashwell Prince might be their batting consultant throughout their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Both coaches will journey to Zimbabwe later this week to join the Bangladesh aspect for his or her series of 1 Test, three ODIs and three T20Is in July.
Herath and Prince are each on their first international assignments. Prince, the previous South Africa batter who retired from international cricket in 2014, has coached the Cape Cobras since 2016 whereas additionally serving as a selector with CSA. He has additionally been South Africa A’s interim head coach and batting consultant.
Herath’s first major coaching position since the Sri Lanka spinner retired from international cricket in 2018, having taken more Test wickets than any other left-arm bowler. He has completed his Level three teaching course (ICC/SLC) with a specialisation in spin bowling.
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Herath has been linked with the Bangladesh team since last month, with the BCB reportedly additionally talking to the previous India legspinner Sairaj Bahutule and the previous Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal for the spin teaching position.
Herath replaces the previous New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, whose 100-day contract with the BCB led to April 2021. For the reason that the Covid-19 pandemic restricted journey from his nation, Vettori had only been accessible as a spin-bowling coach throughout Bangladesh’s white-ball tour of New Zealand in March 2021. BCB coach Sohel Islam had been deputising for him on different assignments.
Prince replaces Jon Lewis, who served as batting coach from January 2021, his tenure overlaying the house series towards West Indies and excursions to New Zealand and Sri Lanka, in addition to the house ODI collection towards Sri Lanka. Prince’s former South Africa team-mate Neil McKenzie was Bangladesh’s ODI batting coach from 2018 to 2020.
Prince is now the third South African in Bangladesh’s teaching staff. The others are head coach Russell Domingo and fielding coach Ryan Cook. Bangladesh even has the previous West Indies seamer, Ottis Gibson, as their fast-bowling coach.