Donald to instil ‘motivation and aggression’ in Kiwi bowlers ahead of World Cup

Thursday, January 20, 2011

WELLINGTON - The new bowling coach for the New Zealand team, Allan Donald, has said that he wants to install motivation and aggression in the Kiwi bowlers.

The former South African fast bowler was appointed as the bowling coach on Monday, and will be joining the team ahead of the ODI series against Pakistan, starting in Wellington on Saturday.

The 44-year-old is not expecting to work miracles given the time constraints, but he will quickly stamp his mark and demand the highest of standards from the bowling unit.

“I know I’m coming into a side which has had a few problems in one-day cricket, but I feel I can help with the bowlers. The one thing that is obviously missing now is a bit of inspiration and encouragement,” quoted Donald, as saying.

“You’re working with players who know and understand their actions and their roles in the team, so you’re not going to come in and over-coach things, but the big thing I always focus on is attitude and intensity, and that starts at the training ground.”

“I learned a lot from (South African coach) Eddie Barlow and he kicked my butt when I was practising wrong. So not only the skills, but that’s the inspiration I think these boys need now,” he added.

The Black Caps are currently are on an 11-match losing streak in ODIs after being whitewashed by Bangladesh and India last year. (ANI)

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