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Mike Hussy & Ryan Harris join Aussie coaching staff

Australia’s best performance in T20 World Cups had come during the 2010 edition held in West Indies.

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Mike Hussy & Ryan Harris join Aussie coaching staff
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Former middle-order batsman Mike Hussey has been drafted in by Australian coach Justin Langer to help mentor side during their upcoming Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Hussey’s appointment follows in the footsteps of the mentoring roles played by Ricky Ponting at the ODI World Cup and Steve Waugh in the Ashes Test series earlier this year.

Mike Hussey who is nick named “Mr. Cricket , told to a renowned newspaper on sunday that,

“I’m very excited actually. I’m really looking forward to getting back in around the Aussie team,”

He added, “They are going to be trying to get strategies in place, develop a style of play and what players they want and I love all that stuff — planning for a big event. “They have floated the possibility of being involved closer to the T20 World Cup (in Australia next year) as well but it’s all pretty loose at the moment.”

Head coach Justin Langer told to News Corp, “It’s about building our leadership, about honing these skills as cricketers, and they can just complement the other guys who are full-time coaches. It’s nice to have different voices and different eyes and see guys of that calibre giving us feedback on what they see.”

Langer has also made former Test speedster Ryan Harris as bowling coach for the series. He told the newspaper the presence of Ponting, Waugh and now Hussey was enormous for his team.

“I can’t tell you how influential these guys can be on the group,” said Langer.

“It’s nice to have different voices and different eyes and see guys of that calibre giving us feedback on what they see.”

Australia’s best performance in T20 World Cups had come during the 2010 edition held in West Indies, where they had finished as runners-up, losing to England in the final. Hussey, whose heroic 24-ball 60* had helped Australia seal a dramatic win in the semi-finals against Pakistan.

With Australia needing 47 from the final 17 balls, Hussey switched gears and put on a breathtaking display of T20 batting, getting his team home with a ball to spare and into their first (and still only) T20 World Cup final is now keen on getting his preparations right to help the men’s team lift their maiden T20 World Cup title.

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