Bowling coach Daniel Vettori to overlook West Indies sequence however will be a part of squad in New Zealand
Jon Lewis shall be Bangladesh’s new batting coach for his or her subsequent two bilateral sequence towards West Indies and New Zealand, in accordance with BCB’s cricket operations chairman Akram Khan.
Lewis replaces Neil McKenzie after he stepped down from the role in August, and though Craig McMillan was named as batting marketing consultant for the now-postponed Sri Lanka Take a look at sequence, the previous New Zealand batsman didn’t take up the role subsequently following a household bereavement.
“He [Lewis] is coming in a day or two, after which we’ll communicate in particular person,” Akram stated. “We had three or 4 coaches in our shortlist however we thought of his expertise. After discussing the shortlist amongst ourselves, together with the top coach, we determined to pick him. As a result of pandemic, no one desires to go on a long-term contract. We are going to see him for a few sequence after which see if we are able to preserve him for an extended interval.”
Lewis’ final high-profile appointment was with Sri Lanka from December 2018, having overseen their progress in the course of the 2019 World Cup. He additionally received three trophies as Durham’s head coach between 2013 and 2016. Lewis was once a vastly skilled county participant too, having scored 16 first-class centuries in a enjoying profession spanning practically 20 years.
He had beforehand been linked with the present emptiness as England’s batting coach, after working with the one-day staff forward of their sequence towards Eire in August 2020.
Lewis successfully replaces McKenzie, who was appointed as Bangladesh’s batting marketing consultant in July 2018 beneath Steve Rhodes, and was one of many few survivors within the teaching employees after Bangladesh’s early exit from the 2019 World Cup. McKenzie grew to become an efficient teacher and has usually been credited by many Bangladesh batsmen for his or her progress in ODIs and T20Is. The BCB wished McKenzie to meet the position for the Take a look at sequence in Sri Lanka, though he was predominantly Bangladesh’s white-ball coach, however he pulled out, citing household causes.
In the meantime, Akram stated that Daniel Vettori, Bangladesh’s bowling coach, will proceed to stay in New Zealand as a result of nation’s “strict and restricted” Covid-19 protocols, and can solely be a part of the squad when it reaches New Zealand subsequent month.
“We’ve got additionally run into bother with Vettori, who wished to come back [for the West Indies series]. However there are lots of tough formalities [strict protocols] when somebody returns to New Zealand. Anybody going in another country, has to say when she or he is returning, after which the quarantine amenities are restricted. He’s going to hitch us after we go to New Zealand subsequent month, and for the time being, Sohel Islam will take his place.”
Bangladesh will now play three ODIs and two Exams towards West Indies from January 20 to February 15, earlier than leaving for New Zealand on February 23 to play three ODIs and three T20Is in March.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84