Jonty Rhodes won’t be joining Bangladesh as the fielding coach before series against Australia
BCB wants to appoint Jonty Rhodes to improve the fielding of the team.
Updated - Jul 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Bangladesh is the team that has improved a lot in the past few years. The Tigers were responsible for many upsets in the greatest platforms of cricket. From storming into the quarter-finals of World Cup 2015 to making it to the semis in the Champions Trophy 2017, they have offered the fans some amazing cricket. After improving in the batting and bowling departments their board wants the players to put up a good show in the field as well.
Who can be a better fielding coach than the ever-so-flexible Jonty Rhodes? The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to rope in the South African as their fielding coach so as to improve the fielding of the team. But the director and Cricket Operations Committee chairman Akram Khan said that Jonty, who is also the fielding coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians, can be appointed only after the completion of Bangladesh’s series against the Aussies.
“Jonty is very busy. He could not work for a long time. Our talks with him are going on. If he agrees to work with us, he will then come here for a short term. He will work and share his experience with our national players besides high performance and our others teams also. There is less possibility of getting him ahead of the upcoming home series against Australia. He has not confirmed us yet,” said Khan while talking to the media on Sunday.
Jonty will work for two-three weeks only
Khan also confirmed that it is difficult to engage a fielding coach of Jonty’s stature for a long period of time. Hence he will only work for two to three weeks if appointed. “There is less possibility of getting him ahead of the upcoming home series against Australia. He has not confirmed us yet,” he confirmed.