Alexa Nantie Hayward named as Sylhet Thunder’s bowling coach

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Nantie Hayward named as Sylhet Thunder’s bowling coach

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:50 PM, 8 December 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Sylhet Thunder has appointed former South African fast bowler Nantie Hayward as their bowling coach for the special edition of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL).

Sylhet has earlier appointed his compatriot Herschelle Gibbs as the head coach for the tournament while Sarwar Imran will work as technical adviser for the team.

Hayward has been a fearsome fast bowler in his playing day but injuries have prevented him from playing long time for South Africa. This will be Hayward’s first experience as coach in any T20 competition.

Sylhet has been busy after the draft to strengthen their bowling attack for this year’s BBPL. They have included veteran Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Sami and West Indies pace bowler Krishmar Santokie in their XI.

They have also bolstered their batting, drafting in the West Indies hard-hitter batsman like Andre Fletcher. Sylhet appeared to be the weakest side in this BBPL but with recent signing, they are trying to put a better team for the BBPL and push for a place in the top four of the competition.

Sylhet is one of the three teams that can hope to have some home advantage in their favor because Sylhet International cricket stadium is the venue of this year’s tournament.

They hope that they would perform their best in front of their home crowd.