The former South Africa’s Pace bowler Allan Donald will be new bowling coach of Australia for short period.
Donald was on Thursday hired by Australia as bowling coach for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. He will join the team for three Tests, five one day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka from July 26 to Sept. 9.
Donald was appointed for the short duty as the Australia’s former bowling coach Craig McDermott stepped down after the World Twenty20 tournament in India.
“I’m really excited about the new challenge,” Donald said in an interview on Cricket Australia’s website. “When Boof (coach Darren Lehmann) asked me I didn’t expect that at all.
“For me as an international cricketer playing against Australia, there was a lot of respect for the way they played their cricket.”
The Former South African legend has played 72 Tests for South Africa, taking 330 wickets and was considered one of the best fast bowlers of his generation. Due to his impressive pace bowling he was nicknamed as “White Lightning”.
He was also linked as bowling coach for New Zealand and then for his home team (South Africa) from 2011-15. He is currently bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.