England Appoint Jeetan Patel as Spin Bowling Consultant

Matt Parkinson of England with coach Jeetan Patel

Matt Parkinson of England with coach Jeetan Patel

Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed on a short-term coaching contract for the England cricket team for their tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Saqlain Mushtaq was previously England's spin-bowling coach, having worked with the senior side, the Lions and the under-19s for 100 days per year.

The 39-year-old Patel has retired from his nearly two-decade first-class career with Wellington in New Zealand to take up the spin bowling consultant role with the England team.

Patel will be part of the England celebration on December 24 in Centurion forward of the primary Take a look at at Supersport Park beginning on Boxing Day in opposition to the Proteas, which is reside on Sky Sports activities.

Jeetan Patel has a great deal of experience playing in England for Warwickshire and knows the players very well.

As a result, Patel will end his long and illustrious career with Wellington later this month. He is set to play his last match for his franchise on Wednesday, December 18 against Central Districts at the Basin Reserve.

Patel, who is contracted as an off-spinner at Warwickshire, finished the County Championship this year with 64 wickets at 26.75. With age, he has grown more consistent, adding extra elements to his bowling.

Moeen Ali, who is on an agreed break from Test consideration, is also rested for the white-ball leg of the tour. On the other hand, the tour to Sri Lanka consists of two Tests.

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