New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen to stay with the squad until test series against India

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New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will stay with the squad until the Test Series against India.© Twitter

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will stay with the team for the full India tour later this year rather than returning to the country after the T20I series as originally planned. “The reshuffling of Jurgensen’s winter touring commitments came after his scheduled departure on Friday was delayed due to visa complications caused by the recent nationwide lockdown,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement Monday. NZC said Jurgensen is due to join the current squad in Pakistan to take the reins of the five-game T20I series which begins in Lahore next weekend.

Instead, Jurgensen will now head straight to the ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in early October, alongside regular New Zealand coaches Gary Stead and Luke Ronchi.

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“The bright side is that Jurgensen is now able to stay for the two test tours in India in late November / early December, rather than returning home as previously planned – in accordance with player welfare protocols and NZC personnel, “the statement continued. read.

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Current New Zealand coaches Glenn Pocknall (chef), Graeme Aldridge (bowling) and Tilan Samaraweera (batting) will continue to lead the touring team in Pakistan, while the previously vacant bowling coach position for the India Test series. no longer needs to be provided. Jurgensen on board.

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New Zealand are expected to tour India later this year in November after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

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