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Jeetan Patel named England spin bowling consultant for New Zealand series
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Jeetan Patel named England spin bowling consultant for New Zealand series

Jeetan Patel has been appointed as England's spin bowling consultant for the upcoming five-match T20I series in New Zealand.

Patel, who called time on his international career with New Zealand in 2017, captains Warwickshire in England's County Championship.

The 39-year-old is currently contracted with Cricket Wellington and will be missing three Plunket Shield matches owing to his coaching obligations.

Patel was one of the leading wicket-takers in the recently concluded County Championship season where he snared 64 scalps at an average of 26.75.

"His role with England has the full support of New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Wellington and will develop Patel’s ambitions of becoming a coach," the ECB statement read.

Patel will fill in the role left vacant by Saqlain Mushtaq, who was the spin bowling coach during the World Cup.

The Kiwi bowler is the latest entrant in England's coaching staff after Chris Silverwood was named the new head coach.

England's T20I series will kick off on November 1 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The five limited-overs fixtures will be followed by two Tests starting November 21.