Donald eyes full-time stint with Australia

2016-04-28 11:37
Allan Donald (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Allan Donald wants to use his stint as bowling coach of Australia as an opportunity to secure the job on a full-time basis.

The former Proteas speedster is filling in after Craig McDermott stepped down as Australia’s bowling coach at the end of the World Twenty20 in India.

Donald's services have been secured for Australia’s Test, one-day and Twenty20 tour from July to September.

“I’m really looking forward to this, working with some of the very, very fine young fast bowlers that Australia are producing at the moment,” said Donald.

Donald, who also was the bowling coach for South Africa from 2011 to 2015 and is the current bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, played 72 Tests and 164 one-day internationals in his 20-year career and is widely regarded one of South Africa’s most successful fast bowlers of all time.

When asked whether he’d like to secure the Australian job on a full-time basis, Donald replied:

“Yes, there’s no question about it. I would love to work with Boof (Lehmann) and his team, without a shadow of doubt.

“But, for the moment, for me it’s an opportunity just to come in and spend some time with them and experience the Australian culture. So being a part of that now is something very special and humbling for me

“But if it does happen to be a long-term thing, then yes I would love to do that, but we’ll take it small steps at a time and see how that goes.”

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