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The 41-year-old has been with Essex earlier than as a participant, serving to them win the 40-over competitors in 2005. © Getty
Former South Africa bowler Andre Nel has been appointed because the assistant head coach and bowling coach for Essex, and can work alongside head coach Anthony McGrath on the membership. Nel will probably be leaving his present head coach function with the Easterns in South Africa to take up this new function.
The 41-year-old has been with Essex earlier than as a participant, serving to them win the 40-over competitors in 2005.
“It is an amazing alternative and I’ve solely ever heard good issues about Anthony McGrath as a coach, and I am unable to wait to begin working alongside him and the remainder of the crew out in Abu Dhabi this week,” Nel mentioned. “As a former Essex participant I do know it is a unbelievable membership to be concerned with and since leaving I’ve at all times adopted from afar. I am actually desirous to get working with such a proficient group of gamers and contribute to the longer term success of the membership.”
Nel retired as a participant in 2013, and has had a couple of teaching stints since then. He was the top coach of Phantoms within the 2014 and 2015 Ram Slam campaigns, earlier than taking on the top teaching duties with the Easterns. Since 2016, Nel has additionally been an assistant & bowling coach on the South African Nationwide Cricket Academy throughout the shut season.
Head coach Anthony McGrath mentioned that he was happy to have somebody who’s performed for the membership as a coach.
“It is unbelievable that we have been in a position to carry Andre to Chelmsford. Andre performed cricket at an elite stage all through his complete profession and brings with him an enormous wealth of cricket expertise and data. Being a former Essex participant, he additionally has understanding of the membership, our followers and the ethos.
“I do know our bowlers are particularly pleased he is on board and are wanting ahead to working with him, and the entire squad will revenue from his technical and tactical data.”