Harare – Namibia men’s national cricket team coach Pierre de Bruyn is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations for the country’s first T20 World Cup tournament in India and has roped in the services of former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald.
Cricket Namibia this week said de Bruyn brought Donald on board to supervise a bowling camp from May 13 to 18.
The bowling camp became imperative after Namibia was found wanting in that department in the recent series against Uganda and South Africa’s Emerging side.
“Our upcoming camp with Donald will focus on exploring and discussing more white ball bowling plans, especially in the T20 format, preparing for the T20 World Cup.
“Looking at the recent tours against Uganda and SA Emerging, it is clear that bowling in white ball cricket is becoming harder for bowlers to dominate,” said de Bruyn.
He added that the senior national side would be joined by Under-19 players who are currently preparing for their World Cup Qualifiers, which are scheduled for later this year in Nigeria.
“It is a great opportunity for the U-19 bowlers to be involved and to use this opportunity to expand their thinking and strategies,” said de Bruyn.
Namibia’s Eagles are preparing for a tri-series against Scotland and Nepal in June, a Pink Series in August against the Titans, before heading to India for the T20 World Cup in October.