Brad Haddin selected as fielding coach of Australia

 . Last updated on August 10, 2017, 5:57 PM
Brad Haddin selected as fielding coach of Australia
Brand Haddin is the former wicket-keeper and a strong striker of Australia.

Brad Haddin, the former wicketkeeper-batsman of Australia is selected for coach role of the team. Haddin is selected as the fielding coach to replace Greg Blewett. His first assignment will be the upcoming tour of Australia to Bangladesh. The fielding coach is in contract until the end of 2019. Haddin was one of the top players of Australia who played 66 Tests and 126 ODIs. In the occasion of his appointment he expressed the thrills of the opportunity. He said, he is “thrilled to get the opportunity to work with” the young group of players.

Earlier, Haddin was working as the coach of New South Wales Under-17 and Under-19 squads since his retirement after the 2015 Ashes series. He also coached the Australia A team preparing them to campaign against India A and South Africa A in 2016. Lately, in 2017, Haddin helped the team during the New Zealand tour. Being the former wicket keeper himself, the field coach hinted on focusing on the keeping position. He thinks it will great to work with “keepers in the side and give them a sounding board.” His coaching approach is fairly clear on being an intensive team work. Haddin wants to “hold this group accountable” and he believes, Australia has “the talent to do that.”

Former fielding coach Greg Blewett was with the responsibility since August 2014. Now he will begin the stint as the coach of South Australia’s Under 19 team. He is also the coach of the Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers. He said coaching the South Australia team will align with his time at home. Blewett said, he will get more time to spend at his home. The coach said, he is “very passionate about cricket in this stage.” The senior coach is keen to help the Redback team to “achieve good things”. He also wants to broaden his coaching experience.


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