New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Feb 17, 2020-Monday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Home / Cricket / Australia appoint Andrew McDonald as Justin Langer’s assistant

Australia appoint Andrew McDonald as Justin Langer’s assistant

The position has been vacant since David Saker, who nurtured the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, stood down in February.

cricket Updated: Oct 30, 2019 17:07 IST
AFP
AFP
Sydney
File image of former Australia cricketer Andrew McDonald.
File image of former Australia cricketer Andrew McDonald.(Getty Image)

Victoria supremo Andrew McDonald was Wednesday appointed assistant coach to Justin Langer with the Australian men’s cricket team. The position has been vacant since David Saker, who nurtured the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, stood down in February. Since then Langer has called on former teammates such as Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh to act as mentors around his squad.

Also Read: Gambhir has his say after environmentalists urge Ganguly to shift Delhi T20

Langer said McDonald, 38, would compliment the current coaching panel.

“I have no doubt his all-round knowledge and man management skills will be a positive addition to our team,” he said.

“The coaching success Andrew has enjoyed around the world in a relatively short period of time is testament to his skill, dedication and knowledge of the game.”

McDonald guided Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades to all three Australian domestic titles last season.

Also Read: ICC releases WhatsApp conversation between Shakib and bookie

He has also worked closely with a number of current Australian players, including Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris and James Pattinson, and coached in Britain and India.

McDonald made four Test appearances for Australia in a playing career that spanned 15 years.

Get Latest Cricket Updates, Live scores and Top news on HT Cricket.