In the latest developments, former South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince has been appointed as the full-time batting coach of the Bangladesh team to the 2022 T20 World Cup. He resigned as coach for South Africa Western Province Cricket Association to take on the new role.
Prince will replace the Englishman Jon Lewis after having an impressive time with the Bangladeshi team during their Zimbabwe tour. Interestingly, Prince is not the only South African in the coaching division of Bangladesh. Former Proteas coach Russell Domingo is the head coach of the team, while Ryan Cook is currently the field coach.
“We initially hired him for the Zimbabwe series. “Since it will be difficult to get a coach before the T20 World Cup, we got some feedback, and it was generally positive,” said Akram Khan, the chairman of the BCB’s cricket activities, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
‘I think some of our batsmen did very well in Zimbabwe. Some of the players told us that they have confidence in him. They are satisfied with his work, “ he added.
“What I would most appreciate in my time as head coach of the Cobras is to help six young players join my coaching staff to make their international debut for the Proteas,” Prince said in a statement.
Bangladesh recently impressed everyone with their excellent performance Australia in the T20I series. The Aussies were completely played out by the hosts, lost the series 4-1. It was Bangladesh’s first bilateral series victory over Australia over formats.
Before the Australian series, Bangladesh showed excellent cricket against Zimbabwe, securing the victory in the one-off Test match and concluding the one-day series 3-0. They followed that up with a win in the T20I series (2-1).