Former Australia international Michael Hussey and Victorian David Saker have joined England men’s coaching set-up for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, scheduled to begin in Australia next month.
Hussey, who currently works as batting coach for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and Saker, who was England’s Test bowling coach from 2010 to 2015, have been recruited by Matthew Mott, England’s current white-ball head coach.
Saker will link up with the English squad in Pakistan ahead of the seven-match T20I series that starts in Karachi next week. On the other hand, Hussey will join the outfit when England arrives in Australia in October, where the Jos Buttler-led side is scheduled to play three T20Is against the host nation before they begin their campaign in the multi-team event against Afghanistan on October 22.
“England Men’s white-ball Head Coach Matthew Mott has enlisted the support of former England bowling coach David Saker and Chennai Super Kings batting coach and former Australian international Michael Hussey for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November,” read a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“Saker, England Men’s bowling coach from 2010 to 2015, will join the tourists in Pakistan for the seven-match tour preceding the World Cup. Hussey, 47, who had a stellar career as a middle-order batsman for Australia in all three formats, will join the England set-up for the World Cup,” the statement added.
England’s coaching team for the Pakistan tour and T20 World Cup:
- Head Coach – Matthew Mott
- Assistant Coach – Richard Dawson
- Assistant Coach – Carl Hopkinson
- Coaching Consultant – Mike Hussey (World Cup only)
- Coaching Consultant – David Saker