Melbourne: Craig McDermott has pipped his old pace rival Allan Donald and the little-known Allister de Winter to become Australia's pace bowling coach, replacing Troy Cooley. The appointment was announced in Brisbane on Thursday after Michael Brown, Cricket Australia's head of cricket operations, had completed his final round of interviews.
"It's great to be back as part of the Australian team set-up again and I can't wait to get started working with the bowlers and the rest of the team," McDermott said. "We've got some challenging tours ahead in the coming months but I'm excited at the opportunity to be part of the group that helps get Australia back to number one in all forms of cricket."
In another coaching decision, the Australian batting coach Justin Langer has been formally re-appointed to the role after agreeing to a 12-month contract extension with CA. Langer has held the post since November 2009.