Ntini: Zimbabwe have a lot of talent


Former South Africa paceman Makhaya Ntini says he is looking forward to working with Zimbabwe's bowlers when he takes up his role as bowling coach before the World T20 in March.

Ntini, who played in 101 Tests, 173 ODIs and 10 T20Is for the Proteas, has signed a two-year contract to work with the bowlers of his neigbouring country.

The former right-arm fast bowler has not had a coaching stint since he retired in 2011, but is looking forward to the challenge.

Ntini told Cricinfo: "I'm looking forward to working with my neighbouring country. I think there is a lot of talent there that we need to find and nurture. This is also about following my dreams of coaching and bringing guys through."

Zimbabwe will first have to negotiate a tricky qualifying group if they hope to play in the World T20 proper. The African side will have to finish top in a pool made up of Scotland, Afghanistan and Hong Kong.

Ntini said: "The most important thing is that the team qualifies for the main draw."