Allan Donald boasts plenty of experience as a bowling coach © BCCI

Allan Donald boasts plenty of experience as a bowling coach © BCCI

Sri Lanka have roped in Allan Donald, the former South Africa seamer as a bowling consultant to help with their preparations for the 2017 Champions Trophy in June, the Sri Lanka cricket board announced on Sunday (April 30).

Donald was expected to take charge as assistant coach at Kent, but the English county side have agreed to release him for a two-month stint with SLC’s pace coaching unit, the board said.

Donald, 50, picked up 272 One-Day International wickets during his 11-year international career.

His previous coaching assignments included a consultant role with England in 2007 before assisting Gary Kirsten as a bowling coach of South Africa. In 2008, Donald, with Ashley Giles, the former England spinner, coached Warwickshire to the second division County Championship title.

He will join Sri Lanka’s residential camp at the Pallekelle International Stadium from May 9 to 16.

The team will face Scotland in two ODIs before playing practice matches against Australia and New Zealand ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign.

Sri Lanka are in Group B and will take on South Africa in their opening game at The Oval on June 3.