Mike Hussey likely to coach Australia T20 team

Photo of former Australian Test cricketer Mike Hussey.

Melbourne: Former Australian Test cricketer Mike Hussey is likely to be appointed as the stand-in coach of the Australia’s team for the upcoming Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka.

The Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed this news as they need a caretaker coach for the three-match T20 series at home with head coach Darren Lehmann to accompany the Test squad to India for their overlapping tours in February.

Earlier, the veteran cricketer was in India earlier this year as a batting consultant with Australia for the World T20 tournament.

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Before that he was the assistant coach with Australia A for their four-day games against South Africa A and India A.

Hussey was quoted as saying in Cricket Australia’s website, “I’m already interested in it (coaching), definitely, but I’m not sure I’m keen to be in it in a full-time capacity because if you’re with an international team you’re pretty much on the road for 10 months a year and that’s certainly one of the reasons why I retired.”

The 41-year-old said in March he wasn’t keen on a full-time coaching position due to the demands of international cricket but was open to pursue short-term roles.

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