Brad Haddin appointed as Australia’s fielding coach

Brad Haddin appointed as Australia's fielding coach

“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.

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