Former England cricketer Graeme Hick appointed batting coach for Australia

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 12:51

Former England batsman Graeme Hick has been appointed as Australia's batting coach .

The 50-year-old joins a remodelled Australian coaching set-up after David Saker, the former England bowling coach, was appointed as Darren Lehmann's assistant and bowling coach in July.

"Graeme worked with us during the recent ODI tour in the West Indies and we were really impressed with what he brought to the group," Lehmann said.

"He is a very experienced player in all conditions and will bring a wealth of knowledge with him.

"With an ICC Champions Trophy, an Ashes Series and an ICC World Cup all to be played in England in the near future, his knowledge of those conditions will also be invaluable."