Former South African paceman Allan Donald has been appointed as New Zealand’s bowling coach on a short-term contract until the end of the World Cup, officials said on Tuesday.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said Donald’s experience would be a positive for the Black Caps, whose support staff have been revamped since John Wright was appointed head coach in December.
“I know he is really looking forward to the challenge of returning to international cricket and working with the Black Caps,” Vaughan said.
The 44-year-old recently finished a stint as head coach of Zimbabwe domestic side the Mountaineers and has previously worked with English county side Warwickshire and the England national side as bowling coach.
Vaughan said Donald, who took 330 Test wickets for South Africa, would join the squad in Wellington this week ahead of Saturday’s first one-day international against Pakistan.
He will remain with the Black Caps through the six-match series and the World Cup, to be played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from February 19 to April 2.