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Jason Gillespie named Aussie T20 assistant coach

Jason Gillespie will join Justin Langer as Australia's interim coaching duo to oversee the three T20 internationals against Sri Lanka that conflict with preparations for the Test tour of India.

He had spent five years as head coach of English county side Yorkshire and prior to that he had occupied the same role with the Mid-West Rhinos in Zimbabwe.

Langer (Perth Scorchers) and Gillespie (Adelaide Strikers) are both coaches in the Big Bash League.

Gillespie said,


It really is an exciting opportunity - and I'm humbled to be thought of by Cricket Australia in this regard. Of course  Justin 's a friend and a former team-mate, but he's also someone who's had success in this form of the game (with two BBL titles with the Perth Scorchers) and if I can learn anything from him and his approach then that would be great.


The T20Is between Australia and Sri Lanka will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (17 February), Kardinia Park in Geelong (19 February) and the Adelaide Oval (22 Feb).

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