SL vs AUS: Daniel Vettori and Andre Borovec named assistant coaches of Australia men’s team

Andre Borovec and Daniel Vettori have replaced Jeff Vaughan and Andrew McDonald, who has been elevated to head coach of the team. Vettori will continue as head coach of Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred.

Daniel Vettori (Courtesy: Reuters)


  • Daniel Vettori will continue as Birmingham Phoenix head coach
  • Daniel Vettori and Andre Borovec will commence their roles for Test series
  • Australia will travel to Sri Lanka for 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs, and 2 Tests

Former New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori has been named as an assistant coach of the Australian men’s team alongside Andre Borovec.

The duo will commence their roles leading into the Test leg of the tour of Sri Lanka in June-July. Victorian Borovec will also coach Australia A in Sri Lanka prior to the Test series alongside Australian women’s team assistant coach Ben Sawyer and Sunny Kaliyar.

Borovec and Vettori come in for Jeff Vaughan, who has returned to Tasmania as Tigers’ head coach, and Andrew McDonald following his elevation to the chief coach role of the national team.

“I was really impressed with what I saw of the group in Pakistan in the way they approached preparation, planning and playing. It’s a very strong and unified group which has the potential to have a very rewarding and hopefully successful period ahead,” said Vettori.

Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager, High Performance and National Teams, Ben Oliver said: “Andre has worked with the squad on select tours for the past year including the successful Test Series against Pakistan with Andrew (McDonald), Michael (Di Venuto) and Jeff.

“Daniel (Vettori) joined the Pakistan tour for the white ball series and was warmly welcomed. His international experience in all forms of the game as a player and coach is almost unrivalled and his strategic insights, coaching approach and collaborative style will be invaluable for Andrew and the team.”

McDonald, Di Venuto, spin coach Sri Sriram and Clint McKay will coach Australia’s T20I and ODI squads in Sri Lanka before Borovec and Vettori commence their roles for the Test series. Vettori will also continue as head coach of the Birmingham Phoenix in England’s The Hundred.

Additional appointments to the men’s team support staff include Nick Jones as physiotherapist and Mary Spillane as psychologist, who will start ahead of the Sri Lankan tour.

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