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  24 May 2022, 09:55

New Zealand's Vettori named assistant Australia cricket coach

 SYDNEY, May 24, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Daniel Vettori was Tuesday named as an
assistant to Australian cricket coach Andrew McDonald, who said the former
New Zealand captain's knowledge and experience would be invaluable.

All-rounder Vettori played 113 Tests and 295 one-day internationals for the
Black Caps and worked alongside McDonald with Royal Challengers Bangalore in
the Indian Premier League.

He will continue as head coach of the Birmingham Phoenix in England's The
Hundred.

"It's a very strong and unified group which has the potential to have a very
rewarding and hopefully successful period ahead," Vettori said of the
Australian squad.

Andre Borovec of Victoria, who has worked with the squad on select tours for
the past year, was also made an assistant and will coach Australia A in Sri
Lanka next month prior to the national team's two-Test series there.

Their appointments follow the elevation of McDonald to head coach in April
after Justin Langer quit, and the departure of Jeff Vaughan to coach
Tasmania.

"Andre has been fantastic for the group when he has been involved as an
extremely skilled and experienced high performance coach," said McDonald.

"He is a great fit culturally and brings the skills to complement our high-
performance specialists.

"I have worked with Daniel previously and could not speak more highly of his
approach, work ethic and rapport he brings," he added.

"His experience and balanced style are well documented. He is a great fit and
will bring an enormous amount of knowledge to the team."

McDonald's team already boasts batting coach Michael Di Venuto, spin coach
Sri Sriram and former Test seam bowler Clint McKay.

 

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