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New Zealand re-assign Shane Jurgensen as bowling coach until 2022

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New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday extended Shane Jurgensen’s contract as national team’s bowling coach for the next two years. The former pacer from Queensland and he wilNew Zealand re-assign Shane Jurgensen as bowling coach until 2022l also become the first coach with the longest tenure with New Zealand team.

As per the new deal, Jurgensen is set to be with the national team until the end of 2022. At the same time he will also complete nine years straight with the Black Caps.

The 44-year-old expressed his delight over an extended association with the side and his role for the New Zealand team as he said: “It’s a huge honour to continue my coaching journey with New Zealand Cricket. 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.”

Under his surveillance, the New Zealand reached the finals of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup, but failed to win the trophies. New Zealand also went on to produce one of the finest pace attack in the form of Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee.

Jurgensen is now looking forward to working with the boys as the board prepares for the upcoming home season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve had some amazing experiences as a team and I’m looking forward to working alongside Gary [head coach] and Kane as we prepare for an exciting summer. It’s a privilege to work with such a world-class bowling unit and I’m proud of the depth we’ve added to the group which has us well prepared for the variety of challenges ahead.” Jurgensen added.

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