Daniel Vettori has been hired as the next national team coach by Cricket Australia. However, the Australian team’s left-arm spin all-rounder is just serving as an assistant coach.
Numerous ex-cricketers from New Zealand are preparing to take on the coach’s role. Many people were surprised when Brendon McCullum was named England’s new head coach.
Vettori formerly served as a spin bowling consultant for the Bangladesh national team. In addition, he served as the head coach of the Indian Premier League club Royal Challengers Bangalore from 2014 and 2016.
McDonald, the current Australia head coach, was the Royal Challengers’ bowling coach. Both all-rounders had previously tied the knot with the organization as athletes.
Vettori will serve as his right-hand man partly because of the good vibes he has with McDonald’s. It’s clear to Vettori that the current Australian squad is a bright and potential one. He voiced his excitement about the squad as soon as he got the job.
According to him, the squad is mighty and cohesive, which bodes well for the future. The way Australia fought Pakistan was intriguing. That plan’s implementation on the ground has been flawless.
In addition to being the spin bowling consultant for Bangladesh and head coach of Bangalore, Vettori has experience coaching various other teams.
The left-arm spin bowling all-rounder has coached clubs such as the Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League, the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash, and Middlesex in the Vitality Blast.
Vettori, who has played 113 Tests and 295 ODIs for New Zealand in a colorful 18-year career, has also led the nation as captain. Australia will face Sri Lanka in a two-match series for the first time in his new role as an assistant coach.
On the other hand, the Australian squad already has another assistant coach. Borovech, a former Victoria State cricketer, will be coaching the Australia ‘A’ squad in the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
In addition to Daniel Vettori and Borovech, Australia recruited a couple of others to McDonald’s coaching group. They are batting coach Michael de Venuto, spin coach Sri Sriram and former bowler, Clint McKay.