LEGENDARY former South African paceman may soon become part of the coaching team in Zimbabwe.
Ex-Proteas stalwart Ntini the first black to represent South Africa since its readmission to the mainstream sport world is set to take up the post of bowling coach.
Online reports say that Ntini who took 390 wickets in his 101 match streak is soon to head to Zimbabwe to join Dave Whatmore’s management team.
Zimbabwe have endured a wretched run of form managing to win only six out 18 One Day Internatinal matches against Pakistan Ireland Afghanistan and Bangladesh and only one out of six T20 international matches against the same countries save for Ireland.
It is further believed that Zimbabwe are searching for a batting coach from Bangladesh, and a specialist spinning coach from Pakistan.
Whatmores charges are involved in a titanic battle against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Ntini is expected to import a wealth of experience to the Zimbabwean team in limited overs version of the game having himself played 173 ODIs where he took 266 wickets and 10 T20 games where he felled six wickets. Since retiring from international cricket in 2010 and all forms of the game in 2012, Ntini has been a TV analyst and has opened the Makhaya Ntini Crickect academy in Mdatsane in East london in 2014. He will hope to inspire a youthful outfit lead by allround skipper Elton Chigumbura. – Online