Former New Zealand all-rounder –Jacob Oram has been named as the Bowling coach of the national Women’s Team on Tuesday (March 6). New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed the appointment of Oram as well as confirmed that the batting coach –Matt Bell will continue with the role until July 2019.
Oram, who has played 33 Tests, 160 ODIs and 36 T20Is for the Black Caps, previously worked as the assistant coach of the national Women side in 2014. He has signed an 18-month contract with the White Ferns, while his first assignment will be against the West Indies in Christchurch this week.
As per Cricbuzz, Oram said, “I'm really excited to come on board with the White Ferns and join Haidee Tiffen's coaching team. There's an immense amount of talent and potential in the team and I'm looking forward to working with the bowlers in particular, and seeing what improvements we can make.”
Tiffen, who was one of the three candidates that interviewed for the post, said of Oram, “Jake's a great guy and builds strong relationships. We've seen what he can do through his work with Hannah Rowe at the Central Hinds and we're looking forward to having him with us on a full-time touring basis.”
He signed off by saying, “Matt's been working with the White Ferns since 2014 and always brings great energy and knowledge to the group. I know the batting group, especially, will be excited to see him stay on in his role.”