Allan 'White Lightning' Donald set to join Australia as temporary bowling coach

AFP, Apr, 27 2016

Sydney: South Africa great Allan Donald is set to join the Australian cricket team as a temporary bowling coach, including for a series against the Proteas, a report on Wednesday said.

File image of Allan Donald. Getty Images

File image of Allan Donald. Getty Images

The renowned bowling spearhead, whose speed saw him nicknamed 'White Lightning', is expected to oversee Australia's attack on their tour of Sri Lanka later this year. He could then stay on for the summer series against South Africa, the Sydney Daily Telegraph said, adding that

It said Donald could be roped in to fill the vacancy left by Craig McDermott, who stepped down as bowling coach at
the end of the World T20 in India. Cricket Australia, who have drafted in ex-Tasmania fast bowler Adam Griffith to help out on the tour of the West Indies in June, have yet to confirm the appointment.

Donald took 330 Test and 272 one-day international wickets during an illustrious career for South Africa that spanned 10 years. He is credited with helping the development of speedsters Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander and has worked in the past with Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc in the Indian Premier League.

Donald, who has previously coached with England, New Zealand and South Africa, would only be a temporary
appointment, the Telegraph said. Cricket Australia are still considering a full-time replacement for McDermott, with their former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie, who is head coach at English county Yorkshire, one of their top targets.

Published Date: Apr 27, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 27, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115