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Gillespie named Australia T20 assistant coach

December 29, 2016 10:39 IST

Former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie was, on Thursday, appointed as Australia assistant coach for the three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in February.

Jason GillespieCricket Australia said Gillespie will work with Justin Langer, who was confirmed as coach for the series earlier this month.

They will step in for head coach Darren Lehmann and his assistant David Saker, who will be with the Test squad for the tour of India over the same period, reported AFP.

"I'm just buzzing to get this role. It really is an exciting opportunity and I'm humbled to be thought of by Cricket Australia in this regard," Gillespie said.

"With some players likely to be away in India it really will be a shop window for players from the BBL to showcase their skills and to show the selectors and the Australian public what they can do."

Gillespie spent five successful years as head coach of English countyYorkshire and is Adelaide Strikers in the T20 Big Bash League

The T20s between Australia and Sri Lanka will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 17, Geelong on February 19 and the Adelaide Oval on February 22.

Image: Jason Gillespie, coach of Yorkshire Vikings

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