Former Queensland quick bowler Shane Jurgensen has prolonged his contract by an additional two years as New Zealand bowling coach, thereby making him the longest serving coach for the nationwide facet. Jurgensen’s new deal is ready to maintain him in cost till the tip of 2022, which might accumulate in a complete of 9 years with New Zealand, together with his earlier stint from 2008-10.
“It’s a huge honour to continue my coaching journey with New Zealand Cricket,” he mentioned. “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 have had some superb experiences as a workforce and I am trying ahead to working alongside Gary [Stead, the head coach] and Kane [Williamson, the captain] as we put together for an thrilling summer time. It is a privilege to work with such a world class bowling unit and I am pleased with the depth we have added to the group which has us nicely ready for the number of challenges forward.”
Jurgensen had also been instrumental in the rise of Bangladesh when he was with them for three years until 2015, having also coached Fiji and advised Scotland earlier. Gary Stead, New Zealand’s head coach, acknowledged the impact that Jurgensen has had on the bowlers and looked forward to “having his vitality and keenness across the group for one more couple of years”.
“Shane’s executed 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 impression,” Stead said.
“He clearly possesses a wealth of information and expertise, however I feel it is his planning and work ethic that has helped get the most effective out of our prime gamers constantly. 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.”