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Australia appoint David Saker as assistant coach

Current Victoria and Melbourne Renegades head coach David Saker will become Australia's assistant coach, a position vacated by Craig McDermott earlier this year.

He also stands a chance of becoming the Australian team's head coach at some point in the next 18 months. 

Saker had previously held the role of fast-bowling coach role with the England cricket team between 2010 and 2015, before taking over as head coach of the Victorian Bushrangers and Melbourne Renegades last season.

South Africa great Allan Donald is currently filling the role of fast bowling coach with the Australian team on the tour of Sri Lanka

Former Australia seamer Craig McDermott vacated that role after Australia's unsuccessful World T20 campaign, having helped guide the national team to the top of the Test and one-day rankings.

Saker will take over for the tour of South Africa in late September.

Current Team head coach Darren Lehmann said Saker's previous experience would be invaluable.

He further added - 



David’s experience working around the world with international teams will be invaluable, especially as we work toward the upcoming Indian Test series and the Ashes.


Saker, who guided Victoria to last summer's Sheffield Shield title, said he was looking forward to the opportunity to work with the national team.


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