Nielsen named new Aussie cricket coach - Sports News - Fanatics - the world's biggest events

Nielsen named new Aussie cricket coach

05/02/2007 04:43:14 PM Comments (0)

Former assistant Tim Nielsen has been named to succeed John Buchanan as the Australian cricket team coach after the World Cup in March-April.

Nielsen, 38, has been head coach at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane since 2005 after spending three years assisting Buchanan with the national team.

Buchanan took up the Australian team job in 1999 and has presided over one of the most successful periods in its history.

Like Buchanan, Nielsen never played international cricket but he had extensive experience at interstate level as a wicketkeeper-batsman for South Australia, playing 101 first-class matches before retiring in 1999 to become an assistant coach for the Redbacks.

"I'm incredibly proud, honoured and excited to have been offered this opportunity," said Nielsen.

"Moving forward, this job represents a great opportunity to work with a fine group of players who are an excellent cricket team.

"Over the coming period there will be some transition in the playing group and I look forward to working with the exciting emerging talent in this country as well as the established members of the squad.

"Filling John Buchanan's shoes will be a big job. John is a leading light in cricket coaching globally and his record speaks for itself.

"I've been privileged to be a member of his support staff and the benefits I'll inherit in terms of the structure around the playing group have largely come around due to John's hard work.

"John will continue to be a regular sounding board for me in the role."

Brought to you by AAP AAP © 2022 AAP

0 Comments about this article

Post a comment about this article

Please sign in to leave a comment.
Becoming a member is free and easy, sign up here.

« All sports news