Andre Adams to serve as New Zealand bowling coach for T20I series against Pakistan

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New Zealand Cricket [NZC] has named former allrounder Andre Adams as the men’s national side’s bowling coach for their five-match T20I series against Pakistan. The 48-year-old will join head coach Gary Stead’s group, which also includes former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Luke Ronchi as batting coach. Adams will begin his role on Wednesday in Auckland.

Having played one Test, 42 ODIs and four T20Is for New Zealand, Adams brings considerable international experience to the role. After retiring in 2015, he took over as the bowling coach with the Australia domestic side New South Wales, where he played a key role in reviving Mitchell Starc’s form. Adams also worked with the Sydney Sixers in the BBL and helped shape Lockie Ferguson’s career while coaching the Auckland side.

More recently, Adams served as the fast bowling coach for the New Zealand women’s team during their limited-overs tour of South Africa. He will temporarily fill the position left vacant by Shane Jurgensen, who stepped down as the New Zealand bowling coach after the 2023 ODI World Cup.

In addition, New Zealand’s strength and conditioning coach Chris Donaldson and team performance manager Simon Insley will both take a break during the T20I series against Pakistan. Their roles will be filled by Matt Long, Cricket Wellington’s head of athlete development, and Dave Meiring, Central Districts’ high performance manager, respectively.

New Zealand’s five-match T20I series against Pakistan will kick off on January 12 in Auckland, followed by matches in Hamilton, Dunedin, and Christchurch.

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