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Gillespie to coach Australia A

12 May 2017

Adelaide Strikers Head Coach Jason Gillespie will take on the role of Head Coach of Australia A for their tour of South Africa, alongside fellow cricket greats Chris Rogers and Brad Haddin.

The tour will feature at least six matches for the Australia A side, including two four-day matches against hosts, South Africa A, with the first match starting on 12 July, and four round-robin matches in a one-day tri-series against South Africa A and India A.

A place in the tri-series final will also be up for grabs, to be played on 8 August.

Incoming Australia A Head Coach, Jason Gillespie, said:

“I’m thrilled to be appointed as head coach of Australia A for the series against South Africa A and India A, and I’m looking forward to working with Chris and Brad in the coming months,” Gillespie said.

“While the squad has yet to be named, it will no doubt feature some of the country’s most talented players, and players challenging for the opportunity to play international cricket for Australia.

“This tour will provide those players with the chance to push their claims for those opportunities, and to experience a really high standard of competition and life on the road.

“It’s a really exciting time to be involved in Australian cricket, and I can’t wait to join up with the squad and head to South Africa.”

 

Australia A tour of South Africa - Fixtures 

Four-day matches

12 July – 15 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

19 July – 22 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Senwes Park

 

One-day tri-series

26 July: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

30 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Groenkloof

1 August: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

5 August: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

8 August: Tri Series Final at Tukkies

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