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Ali de Winter named Australia bowling coach

India TV News Desk 03 Aug 2012, 17:07:07 IST
India TV News Desk
Melbourne, Aug 3: Former Tasmania state fast bowler Ali de Winter has been chosen ahead of Pakistan great Waqar Younis as Australian cricket's new bowling coach, replacing Craig McDermott.

Cricket Australia team performance general manager Pat Howard said de Winter had been chosen from a wide field of international candidates, including Younis.

The 44-year-old de Winter is currently assistant coach of Tasmania and head coach of the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 league.

Howard said "we feel Ali has skills that will complement those of (head coach) Mickey Arthur, (assistants) Justin Langer and Steve Rixon and he's well-equipped to pick up on Craig McDermott's previous work."

McDermott stepped down in May after a year as bowling coach, citing Australia's heavy touring schedule.