Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie will join the country’s coaching staff to assist the bowling department in the upcoming three-match twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in February 2017.
Australia’s T20 side will face Sri Lanka in Melbourne on February 17, Geelong on February 19 and Adelaide on February 22.
He will be assigned to work with the Australian head coach Justin Langer.
“I’m just buzzing to get this role – it really is an exciting opportunity – and I’m humbled to be thought of by Cricket Australia in this regard. For me, the chance to be working with Justin Langer is terrific. Of course he’s a friend and a former team-mate, but he’s also someone who’s had success in this form of the game (with two KFC BBL titles with the Perth Scorchers) and if I can learn anything from him and his approach then that would be great,” said Gillespie.