Hussey becomes Australia’s mentor for Sri Lanka and Pakistan series

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey will stay with the side as their mentor for the upcoming Sri Lanka and Pakistan T20I series.

Mike Hussey
Australia head coach Justin Langer has drafted the former batsman Mike Hussey as the mentor to help the team during their upcoming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The former Aussie cricketers are coming back in the dressing room one after another. Ricky Ponting joined the backroom staff during the World Cup while Steve Waugh helped the side during the Ashes in England.

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Meanwhile, former fast bowler Ryan Harris has also joined the coaching staff as the bowling coach for the series.

Hussey expressed his excitement of coming back to the Australia side and also expressed his gratitude to be able to help his side.

“I’m very excited actually. I’m really looking forward to getting back in around the Aussie team. They are going to be trying to get strategies in place, develop a style of play and what players they want and I love all that stuff – planning for a big event.”

“They have floated the possibility of being involved closer to the T20 World Cup (in Australia next year) as well but it’s all pretty loose at the moment.”

Australia will play back to back three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka and then Pakistan starting next Sunday in Adelaide to kick off their summer season.

Squad for T20I series v Sri Lanka:

Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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