India vs Australia: David Saker to replace head coach Darren Lehmann for ODIs

Assistant coach David Saker will take charge of Australia for their one-day international tour of India later this year, allowing head coach Darren Lehmann to take a break.

Reuters, Mar, 10 2017

Assistant coach David Saker will take charge of Australia for their one-day international tour of India later this year, allowing head coach Darren Lehmann to take a break.

Australia's coaching set-up has seen former cricketers take turns to fill in for Lehmann, who recovered from deep vein thrombosis last year after being hospitalised for the condition.

File picture of David Saker. Getty

File picture of David Saker. Getty

"It's a huge honour to be even considered to be a coach of an Australian team, and to be given the opportunity is fantastic," Saker, who has also worked as England's bowling coach, was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia's website.

"I'm going to look forward to it a lot, and my ambition is to coach Australia."

The Australia test side are involved in an ongoing four-match series in India which is tied at 1-1 after two tests, while the final details of the one-day international tour, pencilled in for October, have yet to be confirmed.

Published Date: Mar 10, 2017 | Updated Date: Mar 10, 2017



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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