The former fast bowler of Tasmania, Allister De Winter, has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Australia. He will replace Creig McDermott who resigned from his post. McDermott said that he has not been able to give proper time to his family due to his coaching duties. So, he is resigning from his post to spend some time with his family.
The general manager of Cricket Australia, Pat Howard, said that there were quite a few candidates for this post including the former Pakistani fast bowler, Waqar Younis, but De Winter won the race eventually. De Winter is currently the assistant coach of Tasmania. After being appointed as the bowling coach, De Winter said that he is very excited to work with the Australian bowlers. As per De Winter, Australia has a very good bunch of fast bowlers at the moment. It would be wonderful to work with these aggressive fast bowlers.
De Winter also coaches the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big bash League (BBL). De Winter didn’t represent Australia in the international cricket. He played first class cricket for Tasmania. He played 21 first class matches for Tasmania and took 35 wickets. De Winter said that the bowlers at the international level should not be taught how to bowl. They already know how to bowl. All they need is a bit of guidance about their bowling and that’s what the role of a bowling coach is all about. As per De Winter, sometimes the bowlers need a minor adjustment in their action or in their bowling stride and suddenly they start picking wickets. So, a bowling coach should tell a bowler where he is getting wrong and what should he do to overcome his problem.
De Winter would take the charge of the Australian team from the UAE tour where Australia will play ODI and T20 matches against Pakistan.