Western Australia’s bowling coach Adam Griffith has been appointed as Australia’s bowling coach for the one-day series against South Africa and hosts West Indies in June.
Darren Lehmann who is taking some time off from the national duty welcomed the appointment of Griffith and stated that he is also eager to watch the Australian team under the leadership of Justin Langer, who will be taking the role of national coach in Lehmann’s absence.
“We are excited to have Adam join the team for the tour of the West Indies,” said Lehmann.
“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.
“It’s a credit to the standard of our state coaching system to be able to offer these opportunities to young coaches and I am sure both Adam and the players will benefit greatly from this experience.”
Griffith would like to take this opportunity with both hands and impress the cricket board to get the spot of bowling
coach permanently which was formerly held by Craig McDermott, who departed when his contract expired after the World Twenty20.
“The opportunity to work with Australia’s premium bowlers is incredibly exciting,” Griffith said. “The West Indies and South Africa have some of the most destructive white-ball batters in the world and preparing to play them in Caribbean conditions will be a great challenge.”
Former England batsman and National Cricket Centre high-performance coach Graeme Hick will also join the side as an assistant coach for the series in the Caribbean.