Shane Jurgensen set to become New Zealand’s most experienced coach

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Shane Jurgensen set to become New Zealand’s most experienced coach

Shane Jurgensen has signed on as New Zealand bowling coach for an additional two years, extending his second tenure with the aspect after re-joining in 2016.

Jurgensen’s new cope with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will take him by means of to the tip of 2022, by which period he could have been in command of the bowlers for a complete of 9 years, together with an earlier stint from 2008-2010.

The 44-year-old stated it was a straight ahead determination to keep on as Black Caps bowling coach.

“It’s a huge honour to continue my coaching journey with New Zealand Cricket,” he stated as per an NZC media launch.

“I love my job and feel lucky to have been involved with such a special group of players and support staff for the past five years.

“We’ve had some wonderful experiences as a workforce and I’m trying ahead to working alongside Gary (Stead) and Kane (Williamson) as we put together for an thrilling summer season,” he added.

The former Queensland fast-bowler has built a strong coaching resume since finishing his playing career in 2007. During 2012 to 2015, he helped Bangladesh rise up the world rankings, which included a whitewash of the touring Black Caps side in 2013, while he’s also coached the Fiji national side and consulted to Cricket Scotland at the World Cup 2015.

Head coach Gary Stead said: “Shane’s achieved an impressive job with the bowlers over the previous 5 years and also you solely have to take a look at their performances to see his influence.

“He obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, but I think it’s his planning and work ethic that has helped get the best out of our top players consistently.

“His affect additionally extends past the Black Caps along with his data and management serving to form the broader NZC pace-bowling system which is already reaping rewards.

“Shane’s a terrific character to have on our team and we look forward to having his energy and passion around the group for another couple of years,” he added.

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