Bangladesh Cricket Board ropes in Vettori and Charl in their support staff (Image Credit: Twitter)
Daniel Vettori and Charl Langeveldt have been appointed as the spin and fast bowling coach respectively by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday. Indian spinner Sunil Joshi, who was with the national team since 2017 August had called it a day after the end of ICC World Cup 2019, and Daniel Vettori is set to replace him. Langeveldt, on the other hand, replaced former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, whose contract ended after the World Cup in England and Wales.
Vettori will join the Bangla Tigers ahead of the tour of India, which is scheduled to get underway in the first week of November. The tour consists of three T20Is and a couple of Tests. Vettori has some experience in the coaching field. He was the coach of the Brisbane Heat for four years but decided not to renew his contract. He also coached the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Middlesex.
It has also been learnt that Vettori will be with the team until the upcoming 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia as per reports in Cricbuzz. As far as Langeveldt is concerned, he played a fair bit of international cricket for South Africa, but was never been able to cement his place in the Proteas side. However, he was an absolute stalwart in their domestic cricket with over 800 wickets.
Further, Steve Rhodes, who was their head coach in the World Cup, resigned from his position. For the time being, it’s not known who’ll take over the baton. Assistant coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon has been filling in for the ongoing three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, which the Tigers are currently trailing 1-0 after suffering a 91-run defeat in Colombo. It seems from a distance that the management is seeming to be waiting on Chandika Hathurusingha to throw his hat in the ring. Interestingly, Wasim Jaffer, the Indian domestic legend, is currently the batting mentor of the Bangladesh team.