Former South African legend pacer Allan Donald may join Australia cricket team as bowling coach for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and South Africa. After the departure of Craig MC Dermott as head bowling coach, Donald could be tasked with guiding Australia’s brigade of fast bowlers against his countrymen report says.
Donald’s coaching role dates back to 2007 when he served as the temporary bowling coach for England. Donald will join the staff of Australia coach Darren Lehmann for the tour of Sri Lanka in July.
Details have not yet been confirmed, but it is understood he will stay on for Australia’s home series against South Africa and Pakistan. Donald is currently the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has had stints in the past with Warwickshire, New Zealand, and South Africa apart from being a bowling consultant for England in 2007 for a short period.
Donald stepped away from his four-year term as Proteas bowling coach. He was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten’s management team and continued in the role under Russell Domingo from August 2013.