Stuart Law set to replace Langer as Oz batting coach for rest of Proteas Test series
Queensland cricket star Stuart Law is set to be appointed as the Australian batting coach for the rest of the South African Test series and may retain the position permanently.
Law is poised to take over from current Australian batting coach Justin Langer, who will start a new job as WA (Western Australia) coach.
Cricket Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard has also reportedly asked Law to tour with the Australian team in the Adelaide and Perth Tests, assuming Langer takes the WA job.
"It was a dream playing cricket at the highest level and if I was offered this job on a long-term basis, it would be the next best thing," News.com.au quoted Law, as saying.
According to the paper, the rest of the South African series will also sort serve as an audition for Law to take the national batting coach role on a permanent basis.
Law only played a solitary Test for Australia, but is fondly regarded in Queensland for breaking through seven decades of state cricket misery to captain Queensland's drought-breaking first Sheffield Shield win in 1995, the paper said.