Craig McMillan played for New Zealand from 1997 till 2007 © Getty Images
Craig McMillan played for New Zealand from 1997 till 2007 © Getty Images

Sep 4, 2014

Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has been appointed as the New Zealand batting coach for the next two years. He took up this role on an interim basis when New Zealand was touring West Indies and they won a rare Test series.

The Head of New Zealand Cricket Lindsay Crocker said that McMillan has been successful in recent tours and he also maintains a good equation with all the players in the team, reported the Official New Zealand Cricket Website.

Crocker said, “The West Indies and NZA tours were his first as a coach at that level, and we’re very happy with his development. He’s been awarded his two year contract on that basis and I’m confident he’ll continue to form an excellent coaching trio with Mike (Head Coach Mike Hesson) and Shane (Bowling Coach Shane Bond).”

McMillan had to part ways with his role in media which included his commentary role with Sky Sport as now he has taken up the full-time coaching role with New Zealand.