According to Cricket Ireland, Nathan Hauritz, a former Australia off-break bowler, has been named Ireland’s spin bowling coach.
The role of the 40-year-old will be to work with both the men’s and women’s teams to strengthen the nation’s spin department.
Andy McBrine, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Eimear Richardson, and Leah Paul are Ireland’s many talented spin bowlers. Hauritz, born in Queensland, is expected to join the Irish squad in August, pending the approval of a work permit.
I Want To Work On Tactical Aspect Of Spin Bowling: Nathan Hauritz
Hauritz appeared in 17 Tests, 58 One-Day Internationals, and three Twenty20 Internationals for Australia.
Hauritz also served as the spin-bowling coach for the Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat. He represented Australia for nine years. Hauritz sounded ecstatic about his new position after receiving it. He wants to concentrate more on the cerebral and tactical aspects of spin bowling, according to the veteran.
“The opportunity was too good to not even think about. 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,” Hauritz was quoted as saying.
“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.
Hauritz played BBL cricket for the Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades, and Brisbane Heat.