NZC appoints Andre Adams as New Zealand women’s team bowling coach

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday announced the appointment of former all-rounder Andre Adams as its women’s team bowling coach for their upcoming tour of South Africa.

Adams’s first task will begin later this month when the White Ferns tour South Africa for an eight-match white-ball tour (three ODIs followed by five T20Is).

Adams had earlier served as the coach roles of the Australian Men, New South Wales and the Men’s Sydney Sixers.

The 48-year-old represented New Zealand in 42 ODIs, four T20Is and a Test and played a total of 173 first-class games across New Zealand and England.

Speaking on his appointment, Adams said he was relishing the opportunity to be back in the White Ferns group. “I had a wonderful experience with the team back in 2017 and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to work with this group again,” he expressed.

“There’s a few familiar faces that it’s been cool to reconnect with, as well as some younger players who I’ve actually worked with before during NZC talent pathways programmes. I’m looking forward to returning to South Africa and I hope to bring a lot to the group, and especially offer good support to the quicks,” he added.

Women’s head coach Sawyer, who had worked alongside Adams in T20 franchise coaching roles  felt that of being confident that he would make a positive impact on the group.

“Andre’s depth of experience as a former BLACKCAP and a high-level coach in New Zealand and Australia made him a really obvious choice for this tour. He brings great energy and more importantly a great skillset, particularly focussed on fast-bowling,” said Sawyer.

New Zealand’s tour of South Africa begins with the first ODI in Potchefstroom on September 24 while the T20I series of the tour starting on October 6.

News Desk

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