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Daniel Vettori, Andre Borovec Named as Australia Men’s Team Assistant Coaches

New Zealand legend Daniel Vettori and Victorian Andre Borovec have been appointed as assistant coaches of the Australian men’s team.

Australia Men’s Team Assistant Coach

Daniel Vettori and Victorian Andre Borovec will be the two new assistant coaches following the elevation of Andrew McDonald to head coach and the departure of Jeff Vaughan to coach Tasmania.

Vettori, who recently served as a spin bowling consultant for Bangladesh on the international circuit, has coached under McDonald in the past for IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Vettori has been appointed to the permanent position following a stint with the team during the white-ball leg of the Pakistan tour.

Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori

The 43-year-old, who played 113 Tests and 295 ODIs for New Zealand across an illustrious 18-year international career, joins Australia’s coaching ranks ahead of a subcontinent-dominated schedule across the next 18 months, which includes tours to Sri Lanka next month and India early next year, along with a 50-over World Cup in India starting in October 2023.

“I was really impressed with what I saw of the group in Pakistan in the way they approached preparation, planning and playing. It’s a very strong and unified group which has the potential to have a very rewarding and hopefully successful period ahead,” Vettori said.

Borovec and Vettori will commence their roles with the national side leading into the two-Test series of the Qantas Tour of Sri Lanka.

Borovec will coach Australia A in Sri Lanka prior to the Test Series alongside Australian women’s team assistant coach Ben Sawyer and Sunny Kaliyar.

Former Test and Victoria seamer Clint McKay will join the coaching staff for the T20 and ODI component of the tour, as previously revealed by cricket.com.au, along with McDonald, batting coach Michael Di Venuto and spin coach Sri Sriram before Borovec and Vettori commence their roles for the Test series.

Vettori will continue as head coach of the Birmingham Phoenix in England’s The Hundred.

McDonald on Victorian Andre Borovec

Borovec, who has no playing experience on the international level, is a reputed high-performance coach who has previously worked with McDonald in the Victoria and Melbourne Renegades setups.

“Andre has been fantastic for the group when he has been involved as an extremely skilled and experienced high-performance coach,” McDonald said.

“He is a great fit culturally and brings the skills to complement our high-performance specialists.

“I have worked with Daniel previously and could not speak more highly of his approach, work ethic and rapport he brings. His experience and balanced style are well documented. He is a great fit and will bring an enormous amount of knowledge to the team.”

Additional appointments to the men’s team support staff include Nick Jones as a physiotherapist and Mary Spillane as a psychologist, who will start ahead of the Sri Lankan tour.

Also read: Australia Will Tour India in September to Play 3 T20s Ahead of T20 WC 2022

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