[caption id="attachment_714814" align="aligncenter" width="610"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Kirsten1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-714814" alt="Gary Kirsten (Image courtesy: AFP)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Kirsten1.jpg" width="610" height="344" /></a> Gary Kirsten (Image courtesy: AFP)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>South African great <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gary-kirsten" target="_blank">Gary Kirsten</a>, who coached India to World Cup success, said Tuesday he is helping rudderless Bangladesh quickly to find a coach ahead of a looming tour. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh have not had a coach since Sri Lankan Chandika Hathurusingha stepped down in October after a successful three-year stint. <p></p> <p></p>The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed Kirsten as a consultant to help find a coach before a tour of the West Indies in July and August. <p></p> <p></p>Kirsten arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday and has already met players, BCB officials, selectors and local coaches. <p></p> <p></p> I know Chandika did a great job with the team. I just want to understand what that was about and what made the team do well in that time, said the 50-year-old. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/gary-kirsten-reveals-his-favourite-batsman-and-the-best-bowler-he-faced-710740"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p> Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have someone in place to take the team forward. <p></p> <p></p>Under Hathurusingha, Bangladesh reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2015 and the Champions Trophy semi-finals in England last year. <p></p> <p></p>Bangladesh also won one-day series against Pakistan, India and South Africa and defeated Sri Lanka, England and Australia in Tests. <p></p> <p></p>Kirsten, who represented South Africa in 101 Tests and 185 one-day internationals before coaching the Proteas and India, said he could remain linked to Bangladesh through to the World Cup in England next year. <p></p> <p></p>Kirsten, who guided India to World Cup success in 2011, said: I have no doubt that the team can compete at the highest level. <p></p> <p></p> And I think there is every intention to set some lofty goals in terms of what they want to do over the next 18 months or so.