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NZ vs PAK: Andre Adams Joins as NZ Bowling Coach for Pakistan T20Is

Andre Adams, a former all-rounder, has hired by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) as the bowling coach for the men’s national team for their five-match T20I series against Pakistan at home.

Head coach Gary Stead will have the 48-year-old in his group. Luke Ronchi, a former New Zealand wicketkeeper and batter, will be part of the group as hitting coach. Adams will start his new job with the New Zealand men’s team on Wednesday in Auckland.

Andre Adams Career’s Stat

Adams played one Test, 42 ODIs and four T20Is for New Zealand in a career that spanned five years. He also enjoyed stints in the English county circuit with Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Essex, before calling it quits in 2015.

After that, Adams became the bowling coach for the New South Wales team in Australia’s home league. He credited with getting Mitchell Starc back to form in 2019. He also worked for the Sydney Sixers in the BBL and for the Auckland team, where he helped Lockie Ferguson’s career grow.

In more recent times, Adams was the fast bowling coach of the New Zealand women’s team on their limited-overs tour of South Africa in September-October last year. He will temporarily fill the space left by Shane Jurgensen who stepped down from his role as the New Zealand bowling coach after the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Temporary Staffing

During the T20I series against Pakistan, both Chris Donaldson (New Zealand’s strength and conditioning coach) and Simon Insley (New Zealand’s team performance manager) will take a break. They will be filled by Matt Long, who is the head of athlete development at Cricket Wellington, and Dave Meiring, who is the high performance manager at Central Districts.

Series Schedule

New Zealand’s five-match T20I series against Pakistan gets underway on January 12 in Auckland. The teams will then travel to Hamilton and Dunedin for the second and third games before moving to Christchurch for the last two T20Is.

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