Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was appointed Australia's Men's Cricket Assistant Coach

Daniel Vettori was hired as an assistant to Australian cricket coach Andrew McDonald on Tuesday, with McDonald praising the former New Zealand captain’s expertise and experience.

Vettori, an all-rounder, represented New Zealand in 113 Tests and 295 one-day internationals and worked with McDonald at Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

In England’s The Hundred, he will remain the head coach of the Birmingham Phoenix. “It’s a really powerful and united bunch,” Vettori said of the Australian team.

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Andre Borovec of Victoria, who has accompanied the national team on select trips over the last year, has been promoted to assistant coach and will lead Australia A in Sri Lanka next month ahead of the national team’s two-Test series there.

Following Justin Langer’s resignation and Jeff Vaughan’s move to coach Tasmania, McDonald was promoted to head coach in April.

“When André has been engaged as an exceptionally competent and experienced high performance coach, he has been terrific for the group,” McDonald remarked.

“He is a cultural match for our high-performance experts and provides the talents to complement them.”

“I’ve already worked with Daniel and cannot speak highly enough of his attitude, work ethic, and rapport,” he continued.

“His background and balanced approach have been widely established. He’ll be a terrific addition to the team and will offer a wealth of experience.”

McDonald’s coaching staff includes Michael Di Venuto, Sri Sriram, and Clint McKay, a former Test seam bowler.