Former Test fast bowler Jason Gillespie was, on Thursday, appointed as Australia assistant coach for the three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in February. Cricket Australia said Gillespie will work with Justin Langer, who was confirmed as coach for the series earlier this month.
They will step in for head coach Darren Lehmann and his assistant David Saker, who will be with the Test squad for the tour of India over the same period. Apart from his work with the Adelaide Strikers in the T20 Big Bash League, Gillespie spent five successful years as head coach of English county Yorkshire. The T20s between Australia and Sri Lanka will take place on February 17, 19 and at Adelaide Oval on February 22.