Peter Fulton To Take Batting Coach Role For New Zealand Following ICC World Cup 2019
After being the batting coach for nearly 5 years, the former batsman of Kiwis Craig McMillan will be leaving the job following ICC World Cup 2019. Another former batsman of New Zealand Peter Fulton will be taking the role after the conclusion of the grand event.
Former New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton will succeed Craig McMillan as the Black Caps’ batting coach after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, New Zealand Cricket announced on Wednesday.
Fulton has played 49 ODIs, 23 Tests and 12 T20Is between 2006 and 2014 for New Zealand. He will be entering into his new shows from July 1st, where he will look after the team for quite a few crucial bilateral series and even ICC T20I World Cup 2020 if everything goes right.
Pretty Special to get invited – Peter Fulton
His last game for New Zealand was a Test against West Indies in June 2014. After that, he retired from first-class cricket in April 2017 after representing Canterbury for 16 years. Fulton also served as the New Zealand Under-19 coach after that.
Speaking of the new role, Peter Fulton quoted that he is pretty happy to be invited into the setup. He also added that he has been following the matches of Kiwis like any other cricketing fanatic in recent years, where they went quite well with their business.
“Like many Kiwis, I’ve watched and admired the way the team’s gone about their business in recent years and so it’s pretty special to be invited back into the set-up. We’ve obviously got some really talented batsmen in the country and I’m looking forward to working with them to see how they can continue improving their games,” Fulton said to NZ Cricket.
We are delighted to have Peter – Gary Stead
Meanwhile, the head coach Gary Stead is happy to have an experienced coach like Peter Fulton. He believes that the former batsman of Kiwis would help the team to attain newer heights in the game.
“We’re delighted to have Pete come on board after the World Cup and are confident he will be a good fit for our environment,” he said in a statement. We had a thorough process and utilised our senior players to help assess all the candidates. Pete obviously has a good understanding of batting, but he also demonstrated a clear vision for helping our elite batsmen.”
Well. it would be interesting to see how Peter Fulton would help Kiwis do their job with the willow. Obviously, Fulton’s job would be easier, as Kiwis is blessed with many talented batsmen.
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