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Familiar face and old foe join England staff for Men’s T20 World Cup

England have added David Saker and Mike Hussey to their coaching staff ahead of the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

The two Aussies will join assistant coaches Richard Dawson and Carl Hopkinson on head coach Matthew Mott’s staff for the tournament down under, which starts in October and runs until November.

Saker, who was England’s bowling coach between 2010 and 2015, will also join Mott’s staff as a consultant for the seven-match T20 series in Pakistan ahead of the World Cup.

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The 56-year-old has also coached in the Big Bash League, Australia’s franchise T20 competition, and served as Australia’s fast bowling coach between 2016 and 2019.

Hussey should be familiar to England fans due to his nine-year spell in the Australian national side, which included plenty of Ashes battles, and has experience as a batting coach with IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Jos Buttler’s side are due to fly out to Pakistan today, with the series set to start on Tuesday 20th September and conclude on Sunday 2nd October.

They will face Australia in a three-match series ahead of their first World Cup fixture against Afghanistan on the 22nd of October.