ZIM vs BAN: Rangana Herath set to replace Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh spin bowling coach

Bangladesh Cricket, (ZIM vs BAN) Rangana Herath set to replace Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh spin bowling coach- Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Rangana Herath is the front-runner to replace New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori as spin bowling coach of Bangladesh. The development was confirmed by Akram Khan who is Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operation chairman.

“Herath is one of the candidates and he is certainly a front-runner for the post,” Akram told Cricbuzz.  

“We would try our best to finalise it before the Zimbabwe tour as Australia will be touring Bangladesh just after the Zimbabwe tour with New Zealand and England following suit,” Akram Khan added.

ZIM vs BAN: As per the report, Daniel Vettori was unable to join the Bangladesh squad regularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the position subsequently fell vacant.

The report further said that Pakistan Saeed Ajmal and India’s Sairaj Bahatule were the other two candidates in the fray.

BCB had used local spin coach Sohel Islam to fulfil the role during Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka. He could not join the squad after taking paternal leave.

Meanwhile, Rangana Herath told the website that he is in discussion with the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

“I’m at the moment in discussion with them,” he said.

Bangladesh are set to host Australia, New Zealand and England before the T20 World Cup in October-November. They will also play against Sri Lanka and Pakistan (Test series) at home during winter. Besides this, India, Afghanistan and Ireland will also tour Bangladesh in 2022.

They recently won the ODI series against Sri Lanka 2-1. Their next focus will be on the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia.

Meanwhile, numerous players including Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are taking part in Dhaka Premier League that started today.

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