McMillan’s stint as New Zealand batting coach ends
New Zealand’s Craig McMillan’s five-year contract as team’s batting coach expired after his team’s sensational run at the World Cup 2019 barring the blip in the finals as England stole the trophy on the basis of boundary count when the 50-over and super over ended in a tie.
The 42-year-old Craig McMillan confirmed he is not extending the contract. McMillan’s successful spell as a batting coach included Kiwis’ twice consecutive finishes as World Cup runners-up in the ICC event.
So with his term as batting coach cames to an end, McMillan got emotional and took to his official Twitter handle to express that he was proud to work with the entire crew. He tagged them as a special group, who continue to improve and enhance the cricket game of highest level with humility and sportsmanship.
“Now that my time as batting coach has finished with the @BLACKCAPS I wanted to say how proud I am to have had 5 years working with the various players & support staff. They are a special group who continue to achieve at the highest level with humility, sportsmanship & do NZ proud,” McMillan tweeted.
Now that my time as batting coach has finished with the @BLACKCAPS I wanted to say how proud I am to have had 5 years working with the various players & support staff. They are a special group who continue to achieve at the highest level with humility,sportsmanship & do NZ proud.
— Craig McMillan (@cmacca10) July 20, 2019
McMillan had earlier announced about his decision, in February this year. It is no doubt that he helped his team grow as a fantastic batting unit.
Craig McMillan’s last assignment as Black Caps’ batting coach came in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where his team failed by a whisker to get their hands on the coveted trophy.
With McMillan’s exit from New Zealand cricket team set-up, Kiwis are yet to announce a replacement at the role.
Craig McMillan has been one of the important parts of New Zealand cricket history serving a decade as a player. He was a specialist batsman capable of humongous sixes to his name at will and has played 55 Tests, 197 ODIs and 8 T20Is.