Graeme Hick to assist stand-in Australia coach Justin Langer during West Indies tri-series

Hick will join the Australia team for the West Indies tri-series and assist Justin Langer, who has filled in as the coach in place of Darren Lehmann.

AFP, Apr, 15 2016

Sydney: Former England batsman Graeme Hick and ex-Tasmania fast bowler Adam Griffith were Friday drafted in to help Australia during their upcoming tour of the West Indies.

File photo of Graeme Hick. Getty Images

File photo of Graeme Hick. Getty Images

Hick will act as assistant coach to Justin Langer, who will be in charge for the series while Darren Lehmann has a break, while Griffith replaces Craig McDermott who has stepped down.

Head coach Lehmann said both would be a great help to Langer, the former Australia opener and now highly regarded coach of Western Australia. Hick has worked with Australia's National Cricket Centre for the past three years, focusing on young players coming through the academy, while Griffith is the WA bowling coach.

"West Australia have some talented young fast-bowlers that have developed under Adam's watch and it's great to be able to offer him the chance to work with the Australian side under Justin Langer," said Lehmann.

Australia begin the tri-series, which also features South Africa, in Guyana on 6 June. The round-robin tournament sees teams play three matches against each opponent, with the top two advancing to the final on 26 June in Barbados.

Published Date: Apr 15, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115