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Australia appoints Brad Haddin as new fielding coach

Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been appointed as fielding coach of Australia until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia confirmed.

The 39-year-old has replaced Greg Blewett, who had been the fielding coach since August 2014, took resignation to spend more time at home.

Haddin, who played 66 Tests and 126 ODI, will work under head coach Darren Lehmann until the end of 2019.

“I grew up in an era of players like Andrew Symonds and Ricky Ponting who gave Australian cricket a real identity in the standards of world class fielding,” Haddin said in a news release.

“They were the type of players who took it personally if the team wasn’t fielding well and that created a level for the rest of the group to aspire to.

“I want to hold this group accountable to that kind of standard and I believe we have the talent to do that.”

Australia to play two Tests match series in Bangladesh in August and September.

Australia squad for Bangladesh Tour: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner (vice captain), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.

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