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18 January 201111:31

Donald to join NZ as bowling coach for CWC 2011

The former South Africa fast bowler has previously worked with Warwickshire and the England national side as bowling coach

Donald to join NZ as bowling coach for CWC 2011
 - Cricket News

Alan Donald will lend some valuable experience to the New Zealand bowling attack, as their coach for the World Cup.

New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday announced that former South African fast bowler Allan Donald has joined New Zealand as bowling coach for the ODI Series against Pakistan and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Donald, 44, has recently finished a stint as head coach of Zimbabwe domestic side the Mountaineers and has previously worked with Warwickshire and the England national side as bowling coach.

Donald will work alongside head coach John Wright and assistant coach Trent Woodhill.

New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Justin Vaughan heralded the signing saying, "Allan's appointment is an exciting one for New Zealand. His extensive coaching and playing experience should make a really positive impact.

"We talked to Allan back in 2008 when an assistant coaching role was available and although he seriously considered coming on board he decided to stay on with Warwickshire. It is great he is now willing to commit to the New Zealand and I know he is really looking forward to the challenge of returning to international cricket and working with the New Zealand bowlers," Vaughan added.

Donald will join the New Zealand one-day squad in Wellington on Thursday, ahead of their first match of ODI Series against Pakistan and work with the team through to the conclusion of the 2011 ICC World Cup.