Home Sports Shane Jurgensen set to become NZ's most experienced coach

Shane Jurgensen set to become NZ’s most experienced coach

Shane Jurgensen has signed on as New Zealand bowling coach for another two years, extending his second tenure with the side after re-joining in 2016.

Jurgensen’s new deal with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will take him through to the end of 2022, by which time he will have been in charge of the bowlers for a total of nine years, including an earlier stint from 2008-2010.

The 44-year-old said it was a straight forward decision to stay on as Black Caps bowling coach.

“It’s a huge honor to continue my coaching journey with New Zealand Cricket,” he said as per an NZC media release.

“I love my job and feel lucky to have been involved with such a special group of players and support staff for the past five years.

“We’ve had some amazing experiences as a team and I’m looking forward to working alongside Gary (Stead) and Kane (Williamson) as we prepare for an exciting summer,” he added.

The former Queensland fast-bowler has built a strong coaching resume since finishing his playing career in 2007. From 2012 to 2015, he helped Bangladesh rise up the world rankings, which included a whitewash of the touring Black Caps side in 2013, while he’s also coached the Fiji national side and consulted to Cricket Scotland at the World Cup 2015.

Head coach Gary Stead said: “Shane’s done an outstanding job with the bowlers over the past five years and you only have to look at their performances to see his impact.

“He obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, but I think it’s his planning and work ethic that has helped get the best out of our top players consistently.

“His influence also extends beyond the Black Caps with his knowledge and leadership helping shape the wider NZC pace-bowling system which is already reaping rewards.

“Shane’s a terrific character to have on our team and we look forward to having his energy and passion around the group for another couple of years,” he added.

Most Popular

DC win toss and bowl against SRH, Ishant Sharma returns

Delhi Capitals won the toss and chose to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. DC...

IAMAI calls meet over new Google Play Store payment system

With the developers and payment gateway players criticising new Google in-app purchase policies where those using Play Store to sell digital services will be...

Chinese espionage case: Delhi court denies bail to journalist

A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the bail application filed by freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was arrested for allegedly working for Chinese intelligence. Denying...

Actor Sonu Sood honoured by UNDP

Actor Sonu Sood has been honoured with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for helping thousands...
FMIM Ad