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- Vettori represented New Zealand in 113 Tests and 295 ODIs in an 18-year-long illustrious career. The former all-rounder's association with McDonald as part IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's support staff is believed to have played an important role in his appointment.
- McDonald takes over as Australia's full-time head coach at a time when the team has important tours of Sri Lanka and India lined up and also has the task of defending the T20 World Cup title at home later in the year.
- McDonald feels that the gap between the two matches will be enough for the bowlers to recover well for the series decider and admitted that there are no injury concerns as of yet
So generally cheering on England is generally a low priority for Australia's cricketers but Joe Root's team can count on warm support from their Ashes foes during the fourth and final test against India this week.
The inaugural champions also announced that they have drafted in former Zimbabwe cricketer Trevor Penney as the lead assistant coach for the upcoming season.