SL ex-batting consultant set for Bangladesh stint

2020-09-26 at 14:46

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is eyeing to rope England’s Jon Lewis for the role of batting consultant that went vacant after Craig McMillan opted out due to personal reasons.

Cricbuzz reports that Lewis is expected to arrive in Dhaka for an interview after BCB decided to have a look at him from close quarters regarding his plans with the national batting unit across formats.

BCB appointed McMillan for the tour of Sri Lanka after Neil McKenzie resigned due to family reasons after completing a two-year stint with the national team.

However, McMillan’s reluctance to join BCB due to the shock of losing his father prompted them to look for alternatives and as a result, they have called Jones, who showed interest immediately.

BCB has already decided to have only one batting consultant across formats.

Lewis, the former head coach of Durham, has already had an experience of working in the subcontinent earlier when he was Sri Lanka’s batting consultant.

The Bangladesh team is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka later this month for a Test series.