Brad Haddin appointed new fielding coach of Aussies

Thursday 10 August 2017 2 months ago 31   sydney   Print

Former Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin-File Photo

Report  Web Desk : SYDNEY: Former test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has replaced Greg Blewett as Australian fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Haddin, who played 66 tests despite Adam Gilchrist blocking his path into the side until he was 30, has cut his coaching teeth with the Australia A side and Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League since retiring in 2015. The 39-year-old, who will work under head coach Darren Lehmann, said he was looking forward to working with what is a relatively inexperienced Australia team. "I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave Australian cricket a real identity in the standards of world class fielding," he said in a news release. 02