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Craig McMillan to step down as NZ batting coach post World Cup

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batting Craig will step down from the position after the 2019

The 42-year-old, who is holding the position for the past five years, said that with "more and more" every year his family had to make a lot of sacrifices. Within myself I knew that it is time for change, he continued.

"I spoke to the family because they are the ones that have had to make a lot of sacrifices over the last five years, just with the amount of in this day and age. It just gets more and more every year. And I sort of knew within myself that it was time for a change for me," ESPNcricinfo quoted Craig, as saying.

Under Craig's guidance, had made it to the final of the 2015 The admitted that the achievement is "really special" for him.

"To be involved in such an incredible on home soil and see the way the country embraced the team was really special. It's been a privilege to be able to work with the likes of Brendon McCullum, and day-in and day-out and to see the records they've accomplished has been very satisfying; as has the development of younger players like and Henry Nicholls," he said.

skipper praised Craig's cricketing knowledge and said that the team would definitely miss him.

"Macca has a huge passion for the game and he's constantly trying to challenge players to get better. He has a lot of cricket knowledge and will certainly be missed by the group, although maybe his fielding warm-ups on those cold mornings won't be," Williamson said.

According to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) David White, the new batting will be appointed before their Test tour of in August.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 11:17 IST