The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was in search of someone to take the position of the batting consultant after Neil McKenzie had stepped down citing family reasons. Though not for a longer period, BCB has appointed former New Zealand international Craig McMillan as batting consultant for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.
BCB, in a media release, confirmed the news on Tuesday evening.
In a decade-long international career, McMillan played 55 Tests, 197 ODIs and eight T20Is for the Blackcaps. The right handed batsman retired in 2005 with 3,116 Test runs to his name. He has six hundreds and 19 fifties in the longest form of the game.
McMillan scored 4,707 runs at 28.18 in ODIs with three hundreds and 28 fifties. He was a handy bowler as well, picking up 28 and 49 wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively.
He served as batting and fielding coach of New Zealand national cricket team from 2014 to 2019. Apart from that, he has coached Canterbury, Middlesex and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bangladesh will play a three-match Test series against Sri Lanka in October. They are supposed to fly to Sri Lanka at the end of September.