Nathan Hauritz appointed as Ireland's new spin bowling coach

By Real11 - May 20 2022 270 Views


Nathan Hauritz named as Ireland’s new spin bowling coach

Former Australian spin bowler Nathan Hauritz has been appointed as Ireland’s new spin bowling coach on Friday (May 20). His new role will involve working with both the men’s and the women’s national team along with the pathway system, Cricket Ireland said in a statement. 

Hauritz will take over the role in August, subject to a work permit. 

"The opportunity was too good to not even think about," Haurtiz said of his appointment. "I love discussing spin bowling from all facets, and to be able to do that in an international environment while travelling the world, how could you not want to do it.

"My particular interest as a coach is the tactical and mental side of spin bowling. When you play at the top level of cricket your game is generally in a pretty sound space, but more often than not it comes down to how you perform on the day that needs the most work. I believe my career and experience will help me communicate with, and support the development of, our current groups of spinners. It's an incredibly exciting time to be part of cricket in Ireland," he added.

The 40 year old represented Australia between 2002-2011, featuring in 17 tests, 58 ODIs and 3 T20Is during international career picking up 128 wickets across all formats. In the domestic circuit Hauritz played for Queensland and New South Wales in first class cricket, and played for Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne in the Australian T20 League.

Hauritz coaching stint began post his retirement with Queensland and Brisbane in 2020.  

"We're delighted that Nathan will be joining the high performance staff and look forward to getting him over here to start working with our spin groups," said Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director at Cricket Ireland.

"Not only will Nathan's skills and experience be invaluable to our spinners in both the men's and women's squads, but he will also be looking at the next generation coming through the pathway system," he added.

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