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New Zealand Cricket Board announces new batting coach ahead of World Cup 2019

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 May 2019, 11:28 AM
New Zealand will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka (Image Credit: Twitter)
New Zealand will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka (Image Credit: Twitter)

Peter Fulton has been named as the new batting coach of New Zealand Cricket team post the 2019 World Cup. Fulton, who has played 84 International games across all formats for New Zealand, will officially take over from the former teammate Craig McMillan once the World Cup gets over in July.

Fulton will continue till the end of next year’s ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in Australia. "Like many Kiwis, I've watched and admired the way the team's gone about their business in recent years and so it's pretty special to be invited back into the set-up," Fulton said. The 40-year-old's final appearance for the national side came in 2014 in a Test match against West Indies.

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"We've obviously got some really talented batsmen in the country and I'm looking forward to working with them to see how they can continue improving their games," Fulton further added.

"We're delighted to have Pete come on board after the World Cup and are confident he will be a good fit for our environment," Stead said. "We had a thorough process and utilised our senior players to help assess all the candidates. Pete obviously has a good understanding of batting, but he also demonstrated a clear vision for helping our elite batsmen.

 

"He's shown he has the coaching skills through his work with the New Zealand Under 19s and our winter training squads, while we know from his playing days that he will certainly add to our team culture."

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  • Peter Fulton has played 84 Internationals for New Zealand across all formats. 
  • New Zealand will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka.
  • Kane Williamson will lead Kiwis for the first time in World Cup.  

 

 

First Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:27 AM
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