Former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was hired as a Bangladesh spin consultant, and former South African fast Charl Langeveldt was appointed full-time head of the fast bowling division.
Langeveldt represented his country 87 times between 2001 and 2010 before working as a fast bowling coach for the Proteas and most recently for Afghanistan.
Vettori has signed up for a 100-day tenure with the Tigers in the run-up to the 2020 ICC T20 World Championship in Australia and will feature Williamson’s New Year’s Black Caps in this year’s tour of India, the Asian Cup and another away trip to Kane , Vettori most recently served as a coach at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Australian Big Bash League (BBL) in Brisbane Heat.
The 40-year-old, New Zealand’s most successful wicket-taker in international cricket, spoke of his excitement about building up Bangladesh, praising the team’s up-and-coming prospects and touching on memorable journeys through Bangladesh.
“This is a team on the rise, with so much experience and potential, and it will be a pleasure working with people like Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, and the other aspiring young people I am looking forward to with much interest, “he said.
“I have followed Bangladesh Cricket for a long time and have some great memories of traveling the country.”
He showed his willingness to pass on his experience to the spin contingent and expressed the need to adapt to all game formats. “I hope to share my knowledge as a player and coach about the requirements of modern spin bowling in all versions of the game, and help the bowlers make good intelligent decisions so they can maximize their talents and abilities,” said he.
“Spin bowling is a traditional strength for Bangladesh.”