29 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: The former South Africa fast bowler, Allan Donald, will join Australia as their bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia has confirmed. The appointment was not permanent.
Former bowling coach Craig McDermott stepped down after the World Twenty20 tournament in India. West Australia bowling coach Adam Griffith is joining the Australian team for their triangular limited overs series in West Indies in June.
The 49-year-old played 72 Tests for South Africa, taking 330 wickets and was considered one of the best fast bowlers of his generation. He has also spent time as bowling coach for New Zealand and then for his native South Africa from 2011-15. He is currently bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Allan Anthony Donald : Allan Anthony Donald (born 20 October 1966) is a former South African cricketer and one of their most successful pace bowlers. he was one of the best fast bowlers ever seen in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998 and peaked with a top ICC ranking of 895 points the next year, the 25th best ranking ever. In ODIs, he reached 794 points in 1998, second place to his teammate Shaun Pollock, the 28th best ranking ever. In the early 1990s, he was arguably the only world-class bowler in the South African team, until the emergence of Pollock, with whom he made a healthy new-ball partnership from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002.
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