Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait has been appointed the bowling coach of Afghanistan national cricket team with immediate effect, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) made the announcement.
The development came just ahead of Afghanistan’s ODI series against Pakistan in Hambantota, Sri Lanka next month.
It will be the first time when Tait, who represented Australia in all three formats of the game between 2004 and 2016, will be in a coaching position in international cricket.
Tait, a right-arm pacer, has scalped 5, 62, and 28 wickets in three Tests and 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is respectively.
Tait is a level-two certified coach from Cricket Australia and has worked as a bowling coach for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL). He also serves as a bowling coach for the Bangla Tigers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League and is a member of the coaching set-up for Durham in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup.