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Herat to become Bangladesh’s spin advisor and Prince batting advisor

Sri Lanka’s most successful left arm spinner Rangana Herat will become Bangladesh’s spin consultant and former South African batsman Ashwell Prince will be the batting consultant. Bangladesh Cricket Board announced. Akram Khan, President of Cricket Operations of Bangladesh Board said, “At this time it is very difficult to find a coach due to COVID, so we have selected them on a short-term basis and if their work is found satisfactory, we will continue them.”

Herat was the top contender to replace spin coach Daniel Vettori. Sri Lanka’s legend spinner will take over from interim spin coach Sohail Islam while Prince has been replaced by John Lewis. Herat will join the Bangladeshi coaching team in Zimbabwe and will remain in that role until the T20 World Cup in India this year, while Prince will work with Bangladesh batsmen in the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe as per his contract.

The 43-year-old Herat is the most successful left-arm spinner in Test history with 433 wickets in his illustrious career spanning two decades. He holds an ICC/SLC Level 3 Coach degree and specializes in spin bowling. Prince has represented South Africa a total of 119 times across all three formats. The 44-year-old Prince is a Level 3 coach and has been a batting consultant for South Africa A, and has also been the interim head coach of the A team.