England non-public appointed Jeetan Patel as their high-tail-bowling consultant for the excursions of South Africa and Sri Lanka.
The Warwickshire and historical New Zealand off-spinner became once segment of England’s backroom team of their present T20 series clutch 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’ll play his final match for Wellington on 18 December, ending a 20-One year profession with the Firebirds.
Patel, on the other hand, stays shriveled to Warwickshire for 2020.
England will play four Checks, three one-day internationals and three T20s in South Africa earlier than travelling to Sri Lanka for 2 Checks at the smash of March.