Australia will use baseball coach Mike Young as a fielding consultant to help their World Cup defence next year, Cricket Australia (CA) said here on Thursday.
Young, who has worked part-time with the Australian team for the past six years, will also coach young players at CAâ€™s new Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.
â€œMike will be working across a number of programmes within Australian cricket with his area of expertise in fielding and throwing,â€ Michael Brown, CAâ€™s general manager, said in a statement.
â€œHis coaching background in baseball also adds much value in terms of his general coaching knowledge,â€ he added.
Young has 25 years of coaching experience with American baseball teams, including the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles.
â€œMany of the cricketers, I will be working with, will play a large part in Australian teams of the future, so to get them on the same track as the elite menâ€™s squad is excellent in terms of continuity,â€ Young said.
â€œIn terms of athletes and the fielding performance of Australia in one-day and now Test matches, weâ€™re at the top of the tree, my job over the next 12 months is to ensure we stay there,â€ he added.
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