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Craig McMillan joins Bangladesh staff as batting consultant for Sri Lanka tour
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Craig McMillan joins Bangladesh staff as batting consultant for Sri Lanka tour

Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has been named batting consultant for Bangladesh for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in October-November.

McMillan's inclusion in the Bangladesh support staff arrives following the resignation of Neil McKenzie from the post. McKenzie had been working with Bangladesh since July 2018 as his duties primarily related to the white-ball formats. He recently withdrew from his position as the batting consultant citing personal reasons.

McMillan, who represented New Zealand in 260 international games, will join Bangladesh's pre-tour training camp in Sri Lanka.

The two countries will clash in a three-Test series expected to commence in mid-October with the outcome of the series affecting the participants' place in the World Test Championship.

Apart from establishing his reputation as an attacking batsman during his playing days, McMillan has a glittering coaching profile.

He was his national side's batting and fielding coach from 2014 to 2019 and also had similar roles with Canterbury and Middlesex.

Following his exit from New Zealand's coaching set-up, McMillan took up a role with the Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab.

Bangladesh's touring party will leave for Sri Lanka approximately a month ahead of the series opener to ensure they first complete the mandatory quarantine period before starting their preparations.