• Aussies name bowling coaches

    The experienced Adam Griffith and Troy Cooley have been appointed Australia’s World Cup and Ashes series bowling coaches respectively.

    Griffith and Cooley have succeeded former bowling coach David Saker, who resigned last month.

    Cooley previously worked with Australia during Ashes campaigns in 2005, 2007 and 2009 – and is with the ODI squad for the ongoing series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Griffith is employed by Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

    ‘We reached out to the coaches working in Australian cricket and received expressions of interest from a strong field of candidates, and through the process Adam and Troy emerged as the clear stand-outs for these secondments,’ said Cricket Australia’s interim team performance manager Belinda Clark.

    ‘Adam and Troy have extensive coaching experience, which we believe will help support our players to best prepare and perform in the upcoming campaigns. We would like to thank Cricket Tasmania for releasing Adam for this period.

    ‘At the completion of the World Cup and Ashes series we’ll review the overall coaching structure and assess the best path based on the upcoming schedule, player needs and team direction under head coach Justin Langer.’

    Australia won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 – and are the reigning Ashes champions after 2017-18’s four-nil series triumph over England.

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