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Mushtaq Ahmed appointed as Bangladesh spin bowling coach

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Update: 2024-04-16 21:11:10
Mushtaq Ahmed appointed as Bangladesh spin bowling coach

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has roped in Pakistan spin legend and World Cup winner Mushtaq Ahmed as its spin bowling coaching ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in the West Indians and US.

Mushtaq, 53, will join the Bangladesh men's team ahead of the T20I series against Zimbabwe next month and will continue in the role until the end of the T20 World Cup on 29 June.

Mushtaq boasts ample coaching experience, having formerly been the spin bowling coach for England (2008-2014), West Indies (2018-19) and Pakistan (2020-22).

When playing for Pakistan, Mushtaq picked up 185 wickets in 52 Tests and scalped 161 in 144 ODIs.

With the conditions in the West Indies and USA for the T20 World Cup expected to aid spin, the veteran bowler will be a valuable addition to the Bangladesh setup ahead of the 20-team event.

“It is a great honour for me to be a part of the Bangladesh cricket team as a spin bowling coach," Mushtaq Ahmed said in a statement released by BCB.

"I am looking forward to the role and want to pass my experience to the players because they are very coachable and I always believe that they are one of the most dangerous teams around.

"They can beat anyone because they have the capability, the resources and the talent. I will try to instill that belief into them. I am very excited at the opportunity to work with the team.”

Bangladesh host Zimbabwe in five T20Is starting next month as preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

BDST: 2111 HRS, APR 16, 2024

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