Former England all-rounder Luke Wright was signed by the New Zealand Cricket Board on Tuesday as part of their coaching team for their upcoming limited-overs tours of Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
Apart from Wright, Dion Ebrahim, Dean Brownlie, and Graeme Aldridge along with the lead batting coach Luke Ronchi, lead bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will also be the part of the set-up.
“Along with the practicality of having an extra set of hands, it’s also a way of introducing different voices and skills to the group, as well as giving the fourth coaches themselves an opportunity to learn and develop,” said New Zealand head coach Gary Stead, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“Dion is a promising new head coach on the domestic scene. I’m sure he will get plenty out of touring with the Blackcaps. Luke will offer in-depth knowledge of the conditions in the UK and his vast experiences in T20 cricket all around the world,” he added.
New Zealand will begin the ODI series against Ireland on July 10. On June 2, 2022, they begin their tour of England with a three-match Test series at Lords.
Luke Wright has considerable experience as a coach as he has previously coached teams like Sussex and Middlesex in county cricket. Luke as a player has experience of more than 100 international matches and 20+ IPL matches which adds to his experience as a cricketer and a coach.
The 37-year-old is more suited to limited-overs cricket and his coaching style will help the kiwis in white-ball cricket. He has experience all over the world as a cricketer and also as a coach.