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Peter Fulton to be NZ's batting coach post World Cup

IANS  |  Wellington 

Former batsman will take over as coach of the national side following which is slated to be held in England and from May 30.

The 40-year-old will assume the role from who is stepping down after almost five years in the job.

Fulton played 84 internationals for as a top-order batsman with the last of his 23 Tests coming in July 2014.

said Fulton was the stand-out applicant for the role.

"We're delighted to have Pete come on board after and are confident he will be a good fit for our environment," said Stead.

"Pete obviously has a good understanding of batting, but he also demonstrated a clear vision for helping our elite batsmen. He's shown he has the coaching skills through his work with the New Zealand Under 19s and our winter training squads, while we know from his playing days that he will certainly add to our team culture," he added.

Fulton's term will coincide with Stead's NZC contract which runs until the end of the ICC T20 in next November.

The stalwart also said he was honoured to be offered the job.

"Like many Kiwis, I've watched and admired the way the team's gone about their business in recent years and so it's pretty special to be invited back into the set-up," he said.

"We've obviously got some really talented batsmen in the country and I'm looking forward to working with them to see how they can continue improving their games," he added.

Fulton will begin the role on August 1.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 13:06 IST