Allan Donald new coach for the Bangladesh
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The BCB has appointed Allan Donald as the new pace bowling coach for the Bangladesh national men’s team till the ICC T20 World Cup, 2022 Australia.

Former South Africa pacer Allan Donald has been appointed the Tigers’ new pace bowling coach till the ICC T20 World Cup, 2022 to be held in Australia, told BCB’s cricket operations chairman Mohammad Jalal Yunus on Friday.

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He additionally added that the ex-Protea paceman will be available in the Tigers den in South Africa ahead of their forthcoming series against the hosts starting on March 18.

‘Yes, we have appointed him [Alan Donald] as our new pace bowling up to the ICC T20 World Cup, Australia this year.’

The Bangladesh Cricket Board was in search of a new pace bowling coach for the Tigers following the leave of the former coach Ottis Gibson after the conclusion of the New Zealand series in January this year.

In its continuation, the BCB shortlisted a few names as well like Chaminda Vas, Shaun Tait, Venkatesh Prasad but eventually, they contracted the former Protea pacer.

Allan Donald, who is known as ‘The White Lightening’ due to his express pace earned 330 wickets in Tests in just 72 matches while he ended with 272 wickets in 164 ODIs.Now will be replaced with Ottis Gibson who joined Yorkshire as a head coach.

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The 55-year-old has worked as a bowling consultant in 2007 and had a stint with Warwickshire County Cricket Club as well. He then t left out for Zimbabwe’s domestic team– Mountaineers.

In 2010 he was assigned as the bowling coach for New Zealand’ during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Donald, who worked with his fellow Gary Kirsten as a bowling coach for South Africa in 2011also served Royal Challengers Bangladesh and Sri Lanka during the ICC Champions Trophy back in 2017.

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Apart from his coaching stints, the Protea pace man was also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame back in 2019.

Bangladesh are scheduled to play a three-match one-day and two Tests against the host South Africa.

The ODIs are scheduled on March 18, 20, 23 while the Test matches will be played from March 31 to April 4 and April 8 to 12 respectively.

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