The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Jon Lewis as the National Team Batting Coach for the home series against the West indies and the Tour of New Zealand. The fifty-year-old former county opening batsman has been in coaching since 2007 and has recent experience of working with England’s ODI side as its batting coach. He has also been in the same role for Sri Lanka in 2018-2019.
In a first class career spanning 17 years from 1989 to 2006, Lewis scored over 10,000 runs for Durham and Essex in the English County Championship. He also captained both teams. Lewis, an ECB Level-4 coach, was Durham’s Head Coach from 2013 to 2018.
Lewis is expected to reach Dhaka ahead of the National Team’s preliminary ODI squad’s camp which starts on 10 January. The West Indies arrive on the same day to play three ODIs and two Tests. The Bangladesh team will depart for New Zealand in the last week of February for three ODIs and three T20is.