Donald set to join Australian staff

2016-04-26 19:17
Allan Donald (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa fast bowling great Allan Donald is set to join the Australian team as a bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka and at least one series against the Proteas.

According to the website, Donald, 49, will fill the vacancy left by former bowling coach Craig McDermott, who finished up with Crcket Australia (CA) at the end of the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India, for the tour of Sri Lanka that features three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20Is between July and September.

CA has not officially confirmed Donald's appointment, but the report suggests he will also join the Australian squad for a one-day series in South Africa in September and potentially even the crucial three-Test series against the Proteas which begins in Perth in November.

A fast-bowling giant of the game who took 330 wickets in 72 Tests, Donald's coaching pedigree extends back to 2007, shortly after his playing days, when he took on the role of temporary bowling coach for England.

He also went on to coach Warwickshire, where he had played, and has filled the bowling coach role for both New Zealand and his native South Africa, a role he stepped down from at the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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