Cricket: Ex-Blackcap Andre Adams links up with national side as bowling coach for Pakistan Twenty20 series

Andre Adams with the White Ferns.
Andre Adams with the White Ferns. Photo credit: Photosport

Former Blackcap Andre Adams will reunite with the national side, named bowling coach for this month's Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

The former pace bowler's short-term appointment will temporarily fill the void left by longtime bowling mentor Shane Jurgensen, who stepped down after last year's World Cup in India.

Adams, 48, played 47 internationals across three formats for New Zealand, notably appearing in 42 one-day internationals and taking 53 wickets at an average of 31.

Outside international play, Adams also enjoyed a prolific career in English County Cricket, with stints across Nottinghamshire, Hampshire and Essex, before hanging up his boots in 2015.

After retiring, Adams took up a role across the Tasman, coaching New South Wales, and was credited for getting the best out of Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc in 2019.

More recently, Adams was the White Ferns bowling coach and worked with the NZ women on their tour of South Africa late last year.