England safe appointed Jeetan Patel as their coast-bowling consultant for the excursions of South Africa and Sri Lanka.
The Warwickshire and feeble Recent Zealand off-spinner used to be section of England’s backroom group of their most contemporary T20 assortment take over his home nation.
Patel, 39, will join England two days earlier than the first Test in opposition to South Africa, which begins on Boxing Day.
He’s going to play his closing match for Wellington on 18 December, ending a 20-three hundred and sixty five days occupation with the Firebirds.
Patel, nonetheless, remains lowered in size to Warwickshire for 2020.
England will play four Assessments, three one-day internationals and three T20s in South Africa earlier than travelling to Sri Lanka for 2 Assessments at the conclude of March.