Vettori, Andre Borovec appointed Australia men’s assistant coaches

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Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been appointed an assistant coach of the Australia men’s team alongside Andre Borovec as head coach Andrew McDonald builds his new team.

The duo will take up their roles for the Test series against Sri Lanka which starts at the end of June with Borovec, who has worked with the team over the last year, also coaching the Australia A portion of the trip.

Vettori, who worked with Australia during the limited-overs leg of the Pakistan tour earlier this year, will continue as coach of Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred this season after leading them to the final last year in an interim capacity while McDonald was away with Australia duties.

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

McDonald and Vettori have a longstanding relationship having played together and coached together at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL where McDonald worked as an assistant under IPL .

The pair were set to swap roles in the Hundred last year before Vettori stepped in when McDonald was unavailable.