Patel, who was a part of England's profitable five-match IT20 sequence victory over New Zealand final month, has introduced his retirement from Cricket Wellington.More news: ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ sequel could hit PS5 even sooner than we expected
Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed England's spin bowling consultant for the upcoming tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. He became, most observers believe, a far better all-round cricket long after the bulk of his global career was complete, though he did make a brief reappearance in the New Zealand side in 2016 and 2017.
The 39-year-old will now join the squad ahead of the first Test against South Africa, which begins on 26 December in Centurion. Patel has a fair amount of knowledge of English conditions as well, having played for Warwickshire.More news: The New Jaguar F-Type Is Still Achingly Pretty!
The deal is the second to follow Silverwood's appointment England's new head coach last week, with Paul Collingwood having also signed permanently as an assistant coach after previously working on a series-by-series basis. Now playing for Wellington Firebirds, he has announced his retirement from Cricket Wellington and will play his last match in the Super Smash against Central Stags on December 18. Patel has amassed as many as 473 first-class wickets for the county and remains committed to playing one more season next year. On the other hand, the tour to Sri Lanka consists of two Tests.More news: Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's seven-word role in 'The Irishman'