Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has recently appointed Daniel Vettori and Charl Langeveldt as their short-term spin-bowling and fast bowling coach respectively. Vettori came in place of retired Indian spinner Sunil Joshi, who was with the national team since August 2017. Langeveldt replaced former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, whose contract ended after the World Cup in England and Wales.
Vettori is set to join the Tigers ahead of the tour of India, which is scheduled to get underway in the first week of November. The tour consists of three T20Is and a couple of Tests. Vettori has some experience in the coaching field. He was the coach of the Brisbane Heat for four years but decided not to renew his contract. He also coached the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Middlesex.
It has also been learned that Vettori will be the Bangladesh team until the 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia as per reports in Cricbuzz. As far as Langeveldt is concerned, he played a fair bit of international cricket for South Africa, but never cemented his place in the Proteas side. However, he was an absolute stalwart in their domestic cricket with over 800 wickets.
Quite a few changes in Bangladesh team management
Coming to Bangladesh cricket, recently Steve Rhodes, who was their head coach in the World Cup, resigned from his position. For the time being, it’s not known who’ll take over the mantle. Assistant coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon has been filling in for the ongoing three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which the Tigers are currently trailing 1-0 after a 91-run defeat. The management is seeming to be waiting on Chandika Hathurusingha to throw his hat in the ring.
He is currently the head coach of Sri Lanka and has 16 months left on his contract. Nazmul Hasan Papon, the chairman of the BCB has already mentioned that they are looking to fill the head coach’s role with someone, who has worked with sub-continent teams before at the national level. Wasim Jaffer, the Indian domestic legend, is currently the batting mentor of the Bangladesh team.
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