The third Test against Bangladesh in Christchurch will be Craig McMillan’s last Test as New Zealand’s batting coach, a position he’s been holding since May 2014. McMillan will relinquish his position at the end of the World Cup this year, reports Cricbuzz.
“I haven’t really reflected at this point,” McMillan said on Thursday when asked about his thoughts on his last red-ball match with New Zealand. “Kind of in the now at the moment preparing for a Test match so it’s something I’ll have a think about as the Test winds down.
“I’ll miss that day-to-day banter with the boys and seeing their development and success over the last few years has been awesome. People don’t really get to see all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes to get guys to a point where they can perform at the international stage.”
McMillan, who’s overseen New Zealand’s rise to their current number two ranking in Tests, said he’ll will miss watching players develop into world-class performers.
“As a coach, you see that development from the time they came into the setup to where they are now in terms of world cricket and as a coach, that’s really satisfying. I am very proud at where the guys are at. As a team, to reach number two in the Test rankings is huge. Just look at some of the calibre of teams below us and you realise just how good that
achievement is.”