Mumbai: Former batting great Michael Hussey is tipped to become Australia’s temporary coach for their T20 series against Sri Lanka, to be played in February next year.
According to reports, Hussey is the front-runner to be appointed as the stand-in coach as current coach Darren Lehmann would need a caretaker coach due to the packed schedule.
The upcoming T20 series between Australia and Sri Lanka clashes with their four-Test tour to India. The last T20I is scheduled to be played on 22nd while the first Test against India will begin on 23rd.
Reports suggest that Hussey is the front-runner, but Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Jason Gillespie are also in contention for the role of temporary coach.
Hussey, who had a short coaching stint with the Aussie team at the World T20 had earlier said, "I’m already interested in it (coaching), definitely, but I’m not sure I’m keen to be in it in a full-time capacity because if you’re with an international team you’re pretty much on the road for 10 months a year and that’s certainly one of the reasons why I retired."
"It’s certainly not something that I’m in the short term looking to get back into on a full-time basis, but perhaps down in the future and certainly coming in as a consultant type and helping out for a few weeks here or there, is something that’s really interesting,” Hussey added....