Cricket

Donald in line for Oz job

2011-05-10 11:18
Allan Donald (File)
Johann de Jager

Johannesburg - There is a chance Allan Donald will be appointed as Australia’s bowling coach this week, should they decide to consider a foreigner for the role.

Donald, 44, was interviewed for the role on Monday, and Troy Cooley’s successor is expected to be appointed in the next day or so.

Donald has helped England's bowlers in the past and during this year's Cricket World Cup he was New Zealand's bowling consultant.

Donald gave former England coach Peter Moores, who also played with him for Free State, as a reference, and confirmed he was willing to move house.

From Australia it was reported that Craig McDermott and Allister de Winter were in the running, as well as at least one high profile candidate from overseas.

According to the report, former Australian Test bowlers Jason Gillespie and Andy Bichel were no longer in the picture.

McDermott, 46, coach at the High Performance Centre in Brisbane over the past two years, is seen as the front runner and even joined the Australia on their recent tour to Bangladesh.

Cricinfo reports that De Winter, who only played 21 First Class matches for Tasmania, also survived the first round of interviews and that he could be a surprise appointment.

De Winter, 43, is Tasmania's assistant coach after returning from Bangladesh where he headed their national academy.

He also joined Australia in 2009 for their tour to South Africa, while Tasmania’s bowlers last season did well under him and won the Sheffield Shield title

The new bowling coach’s first responsibility will be a tour to Sri Lanka after which Australia visit South Africa for two, Twenty20's, two Tests and three ODIs.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
16 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.