“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. They were the type of players who took it personally if the team wasn’t fielding well and that created a level for the rest of the group to aspire to,” he added.
The appointment came after Blewett decided to seek a role with the South Australian Cricket Association. “I am thrilled to get the opportunity to work with this young group of players,” Haddin said on Thursday (10 August).
Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has replaced outgoing fielding coach Greg Blewett in the Australian coaching set-up. Contracted until the end of 2019, the upcoming Bangladesh tour, starting August 27, will see Haddin commence his journey, officially, as the fielding coach of the national side.
I want to hold this group accountable to that kind of standard and I believe we have the talent to do that. It will be hard work but I am looking forward to the challenge.”
The 39-year had previously worked with the New South Wales, Australia Under -17 and Under -19 teams in various roles. In 2015, he worked as an assistant coach with Australia A during their tri-series in India which also involved the South Africa A side.