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Albie Morkel appointed as Bangladesh power hitting coach

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CRICDOT DESK : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed a power-hitting coach ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November.

Former South African star cricketer Albie Morkel will be the national team’s power hitting coach. Bangladesh team is on tour in South Africa. The three-match ODI series will start from Friday. Morkel will work with the Tigers in this series.

The talk of a power-hitting coach came after the failure of last year’s Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, Morkel was appointed to the coaching staff of the Bangladesh national team.

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Confirming the matter, Jalal Yunus, head of the BCB’s cricket management department, said Morkel was very experienced. Hopefully, our batsmen will benefit from his coaching.

Morkel played 1 Test, 56 ODIs and 50 T20I matches for South Africa, taking 6 wickets with the ball and 1,412 runs in 109 matches with the bat.

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