McDermott Named As Australian Bowling Coach

McDermott Named As Australian Bowling Coach
McDermott Named As Australian Bowling Coach
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Craig McDermott has been named as Australia's new bowling coach and reappointed Justin Langer as assistant coach for another year.

"Craig McDermott, who took 291 wickets in 71 Tests for Australia between 1984 and 1996, was among a strong field of candidates from around the world," Cricket Australia General Manager Michael Brown said.

"His impressive record as an international player, during which he successfully overcame a number of setbacks, combined with his recent record at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence and with the Australia team in Bangladesh, all impressed us that he was the outstanding candidate for this role.

"He will provide valuable support to the new Test Captain, Michael Clarke, coach Tim Nielsen, and the playing group."

McDermott, who played 71 Tests and 138 One-Day Internationals for his country, added:

"It’s great to be back as part of the Australian team set-up again and I can’t wait to get started working with the bowlers and the rest of the team.

"We’ve got some challenging tours ahead in the coming months but I’m excited at the opportunity to be part of the group that helps get Australia back to number one in all forms of cricket."

Former opener Justin Langer is excited to continue in his role as assistant coach to the side.

"I’m excited about the opportunity to be an integral part of the resurgence of Australian cricket," he said.

"I’m also thrilled at being able to take the next step in my development as a coach by being involved with such a committed and motivated group of people."

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