Shane Jurgensen named New Zealand bowling coach

Australian Shane Jurgensen will replace Dimitri Mascarenhas as New Zealand bowling coach.

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Shane Jurgensen will return for a second spell as New Zealand bowling coach.

Cricket New Zealand announced on Wednesday that Fiji coach Jurgensen has agreed to work with the Black Caps bowlers during the upcoming World Twenty20 - which starts next month - as well as the tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The Australian, who spent two years as Black Caps bowling coach between 2008 and 2010, will replace Dimitri Mascarenhas at the end of the New Zealand summer.

"I've worked with a lot of the guys within the set up before and the way they've developed over the years has been exciting to watch," said Jurgensen.

"Their results and rankings speak for themselves and I can't wait to work with them and help them to continue to improve.

"I’ll be looking to come in, do my job and support the successful environment that Mike [Hesson], Brendon [McCullum] and the rest of the team have built over the last couple of years.

"The way the team go about their business and style of cricket they play makes them an extremely appealing group to be a part of."

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