Struggling Zimbabwe appoint Ntini

In an effort to address, Zimbabwe’s poor performance, Zimbabwe Cricket have appointed former South African bowler Makhaya Ntini as assistant coach in charge of bowling.

Ntini has been appointed on a two year contract and will take up his new post on February

Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini


Zimbabwe Cricket have also announced the appointment of former Sri Lanka coach ich Marvan Atapattu as a consultant batting coach for the Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh which begins Friday.

Atapattu is also a former Sri Lanka batsman and captain who went into coaching after retirement. He has coached Canada and Singapore and was Sri Lanka batting coach from 2011, before taking over as head coach from April 2014 to September 2015, when he resigned.

Atapattu’s contract will be reviewed after the Bangladesh tour, with a view to entering into a longer relationship.

Ntini, aged 38, had an illustrious playing career for South Africa, rising from being a product of the then United Cricket Board’s development programme to becoming the country’s first black African international cricketer.

In 2003, he became the first South African to take 10 wickets in a Test match at the hallowed Lord’s ground in England. In 2008, he claimed 13 wickets for 132 runs in Test match against the West Indies – the best figures ever by a South African in that format of the game.

Ntini retired from international cricket in 2010, after playing 101 Test matches, 173 One-Day International (ODI) and 10 Twenty20 International matches for South Africa.

Catholic church interested in mediating, Dhlakama claims
Hillthru Enterprises proves to be a reliable money lender

Post published in: Cricket

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *