Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has been signed. Morkel has been selected by New Zealand to be part of the backroom staff for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup. T20 WC starting February 10 in South Africa.

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Morkel will join the White Ferns squad ahead of the opening group game against Australia

Morkel was recently part of the Namibian coaching staff for the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. And will now join the New Zealand women’s team as ‘tour coach’. Offering pace bowling and general coaching support during the marquee tournament. Currently the bowling coach of the Durban Super Giants in the inaugural SA20 league. Morkel will link up with the White Ferns squad ahead of the opening group game against Australia.

Morkel said she was delighted to have had the opportunity to experience coaching in the women’s game given the rapid growth of the sport.

“The opportunity to join the White Ferns group and get involved in the women’s game was a no-brainer for me,” Morkel said. “The women’s game is growing very quickly around the world. And this is a great opportunity for me to build experience in the women’s game. And share my knowledge of international cricket to help improve this team.

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Morkel played 86 Tests, 117 ODIs, and 44 T20 Internationals for South Africa between 2006 and 2018, taking 544 wickets. League.

Sauer welcomed Morkel and said his local knowledge of the conditions would make him a valuable asset to his group at the World Cup.

New Zealand is due to announce its World Cup squad on Friday (January 20) before leaving for South Africa next Monday (January 23).