Rangana Herath to join as spin coach again in NZ tour!
CRICDOT DESK : Former Sri Lankan cricket player Rangana Herath is ready to join the Bangladesh test team as a spin advisor for the team’s New Zealand tour. He previously signed a contract with the T20 World Cup team in 2021 and was not part of the coaching staff for a series of tests against Pakistan.
Akram Khan, Cricket Operations Chief of the Bangladesh Cricket Commission (BCB), has come forward to provide information. He also expected management to sign a long-term contract with Hellas, but for now he will join the team on the New Zealand tour.
“He (Herath) is traveling to New Zealand and will be part of the team management of the duel test series. We’re trying to sign a long-term contract with him, but now he can tour New Zealand, “said BCB’s Cricket Operations Director, as Cricbuzz quoted.
Both countries will hold two test matches from January 1st. The first test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand will take place in Bay Oval, Tauranga, and the second test match will begin on January 9. As the quarantine there has been eased, visitors will be offered a two-day practice match in the host country.
BCB’s Cricket Operations Director also explained that Shakib Al hasan has replaced the Marquee series. The board had previously given all-rounders a leave of absence after informing him that he could not take the tour because of his family’s obligations.
Shakib Al Hasan has been replaced by the capless Fazure Mahmood Rabbi, which has been added to the 18-man team for the next tour. He has performed some formidable performances in the recently signed National Cricket League-a national traditional prestigious competition. He chipped 603 runs in 11 innings, averaging 60.30 with a healthy record.
BCB’s Cricket Manager said: “Fuzzle Mahmood will replace Shakib as part of the test team. He is one of the home round runs, so I decided to include him.”