Holdingwilley The second best way to enjoy cricket
Due to some technical problems, we are unable to cover live matches on our site and app. We are working on it and will be back soon. Please stay tuned for more.

Former South African legend Allan Donald appointed as the bowling coach of Australia

The former South Africa fast bowler, Allan Donald, will join Australia as their bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia has confirmed.

The appointment was not permanent, the organisation added. 

Former bowling coach Craig McDermott stepped down after the World Twenty20 tournament in India.  

West Australia bowling coach Adam Griffith is joining the Australian team for their triangular limited overs series in West Indies in June. 

Donald will join the team for the three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka from 26 July to 9 September. 

The 49-year-old played 72 Tests for South Africa, taking 330 wickets and was considered one of the best fast bowlers of his generation. 

He has also spent time as bowling coach for New Zealand and then for his native South Africa from 2011-15. He is currently bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. 

Speaking about the development, coach Darren Lehmann said -




He brings a wealth of experience with him and our guys will benefit greatly from having him around.He has also had considerable success in sub-continent conditions and will bring a fresh perspective, and challenge some of our thinking.


Lehmann added that former Australia player Stuart Law would join the team for the tour as batting coach.

Law has coached both the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh national side and Lehmann said his knowledge of local conditions would be a massive help for Steve Smith’s side.

Rate this article: