Former Blackcap Andre Adams joins White Ferns set-up

Former Blackcap Andre Adams has signed on as the White Ferns' bowling coach, replacing John Furlong.

Adams will join the group on their upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates, where they'll play Pakistan in three one-day internationals and four Twenty-20 internationals over the course of three weeks.

The forty-two-year-old is excited to get started and revealed his previous experiences with the team went well.

"I've been doing a fair bit of work at the start of the winter with some of the White Ferns ladies that are up here and really enjoyed it and they really enjoyed it, so when Haidee got in touch I was naturally very keen," Adams said.

Having previously coached the development sides, Adams is confident his past involvement will benefit more than just the bowlers and has already emphasised the importance of awareness to the players.

"I've been head coach of the 'A' team here for about four years and that was to just grow my coaching skills," Adams said.

"So I wasn't just turning up to look at the bowlers, it was about the management, it was about making sure the players understood the messages that they were getting and it's been really helpful.

"The mandate at the moment is about control, it's about them understanding how to control a game, so they're all very, very skilled but it's all about what's happening around me and how do I control it."

The rise of women's cricket has Adams buzzing and believes the game has been aided by the performance of the commonwealth countries.

"It's on the up, I was just saying before, I think the World Cup really shocked a few people and the coverage that it got was really helpful because a lot of people had no idea what women's cricket was in terms of how much its changed," Adams said.

"The vision of women's cricket in the past has been sort of hitting ones and twos, where now I think everyone realises that they've got power and speed.

"I think the investment of the big nations have put into it has come to the fore and the likes of England, Australia and New Zealand; they've really shown they can hit the ball hard and that's quite exciting."

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