Stuart Law has been appointed as Australia's new batting coach on an interim basis following Justin Langer's decision to take over as Western Australia coach.
Former Bangladesh and Sri Lanka coach Law has been heading up Australia's Centre of Excellence as well as working with the Women's team and the Under-19s.
He will now work with the squad until the end of the third Test against Sri Lanka in January when the situation will be reviewed.
With two Test matches remaining against South Africa - in Adelaide and Perth - Australia are 2/1 to win the series with bet365.
"We're in a unique place where you can try before you buy for both, for Stuart and the team," Cricket Australia (CA) performance manager Pat Howard said.
"It's going to deal with some challenges - Stuart has had an amazing eight or nine months here (at the Centre of Excellence). He's coached the Under-19 team to the final of the ICC (Under-19 world cup), then got to the women's group (the Southern Stars) and won that competition.
"It's a very good fit – obviously (he's) a former Test player as well. That sits with some of the values that the Australian team really want to buy into. He's had a full week of training with the Test team all last week. Stuart's a really solid individual, and he's made a real impact."
Law played one Test and 54 One-Day Internationals during his career between 1988 and 2009 in which he represented Queensland, Derbyshire, Essex and Lancashire with distinction.
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