Daniel Vettori has been appointed as the spin consultant by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday. The former New Zealand skipper has accepted the same and has also agreed to work with the Bangladesh spinners up to the ICC World T20 which will be played in Australia next year.
Vettori, who is the leading wicket-taker for the Kiwis had called it a day in 2015 i.e. just after the conclusion of that year's World Cup. The 40-year-old also has a lot of experience in coaching as well. He was the head coach of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore with whom he was also associated with as a player for a few years has also led them to the final in 2011 where they lost to the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Apart from his association with RCB, the veteran spinner has also coached Brisbane Heat which is a team of Australia's Big Bash League (BBL).
As per reports, Vettori will be available for around 100 days in his role with Bangladesh which involves preparation period along with series and tournaments like the India tour later this year, next year's Asia Cup T20 and a bilateral series against New Zealand.
Speaking to a news agency, the ex-Black Caps captain said that spin has been Bangladesh's traditional strength and that he hopes to share his knowledge as a player and coach as per the demands of modern-day spin bowling in all formats of cricket and at the same time will also help the bowlers in making intelligent decisions which can help them in maximising their talent and skills.
Vettori also added that the Bangladesh team are on the rise and that the side has got a lot of experience as well as potential. He then added that it will be a pleasure to work with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and the other up and coming youngsters before concluding that he was looking towards this new role with a lot of interest.
Meanwhile, former South African pacer Charl Langeveldt has also been appointed as the fast bowling coach and will be joining the side as a full-time bowling coach. The ex-speedster has represented the Proteas in 87 international matches from 2001 to 2010. Prior to his association with the Bangladesh team, he was the bowling coach of Afghanistan and was also associated with his home team South Africa as a fast-bowling specialist coach.