18 Feb 2016

Jurgensen back in Black Caps

6:25 am on 18 February 2016

New Zealand cricket has reappointed Shane Jurgensen as the Black Caps bowling coach.

Shane Jurgensen

Shane Jurgensen Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 39-year-old Australian has been contracted for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in India and New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa later this year.

Jurgensen, who held the same role from 2008-2010, will replace current bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas who will finish with the team at the end of the home summer.

Jurgensen is a former first-class player in Australia and has been both the bowling coach and head coach for the Bangladesh national side.

He is currently the coach of the Fiji national team, and has obtained a leave of absence to fulfil the role with the Black Caps.

New Zealand Cricket's Head of Cricket Lindsay Crocker said Jurgenen had gained "layers" of experience since his last stint with the team.

"He has experience in sub-continental conditions working with pace bowlers and spinners, which should be valuable for both the World T20 and the dry conditions expected on the twin tours to Africa at the back end of their winter.

"Shane is well known to the group; is married to a New Zealander and has strong New Zealand connections."

Jurgensen said he's looking forward to coming back to work within the Black Caps setup.

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

"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."