Former South African pacer Allan Donald has been named as new bowling coach of Bangladesh men’s national cricket. Bangladesh Cricket Board made the formal announcement and said that the pacer will work with the national side till 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.
Allan Donald will replace Ottis Gibson, who recently joined Yorkshire as the head coach. In 2007, Donald worked as a bowling consultant and had a stint with Warwickshire County Club. He also served as bowling coach for New Zealand during 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He also worked in the Indian Premier League as a consultant for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 2019, Allan Donald was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Allan Donald expressed his pleasure after being named as new bowling coach for Bangladesh men’s national cricket team. He is expected to join Bangladesh during the South Africa series. His tenure will end after conclusion of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.
Donald stated that he has previously worked with Russell Domingo during his stint with Proteas. He said that Domingo is working hard with Bangladesh national cricket. He further said that he is excited to work with Bangladesh quick bowlers. A lot of promising quicks are doing well at the moment. He will join Bangladesh men’s national cricket in Pretoria before the ODI series against South Africa.
After managing to win their maiden Test in New Zealand and able to square the series against New Zealand, the visitors will be confident of doing well in South Africa. The visitors are scheduled tour South Africa in the month of March to play three one-day internationals and two-match Test series.
The ODI series is slated to begin from 18th March and will be played across two venues- Centurion and Johannesburg. The two-match Test series will begin from 31st March. The venues for the two-match Test series will be Kingsmead Cricket Ground and St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth.