Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday appointed Michael Di Venuto and Jeff Vaughan as assistant coaches for the men’s national team and both of them will join head coach Justin Langer’s coaching staff on a full-time basis.
Australia have a packed summer schedule which includes the Ashes, a Test against Afghanistan and white ball matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka, according to a Cricket Australia statement.
Di Venuto, 47, has played nine ODIs and 336 First Class, 302 List A and 54 T20 matches in his 16-year long career.
He has previously worked with the Australian men’s team as batting coach, before leading Surrey to its first English County title in 16 years in 2018.
“I have spent some time around the group over the last month and really enjoyed being back with them,” Di Venuto said.
On the other side, Vaughan has represented South Australia in 28 First Class and 24 List A matches.
“Joining the Australian men’s Team as Assistant Coach is the highlight of my career to date and I look forward to contributing to the success of the squad,” Vaughan said.
Meanwhile, Langer said he was looking forward to working with them saying: “They are outstanding coaches and leaders in their respective fields. They will add so much expertise and value to this group. We are very excited to have them both on board.”