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Few months before the World Cup, Australian bowling coach David Saker resigns

Head coach Justin Langer said he reached a mutual agreement with Saker, a former England bowling coach, that it was time for the pair to part ways.

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Melbourne Published on: February 07, 2019 10:55 IST
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Australian Bowling Coach David Saker looks on during day three of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval.

Cricket Australia says bowling coach David Saker has announced his immediate resignation.

The cricket body confirmed in a statement on Thursday that Saker would leave the post after a home season in which Australia's fast bowlers were criticized for going six test matches without an lbw decision against India and Sri Lanka.

Head coach Justin Langer said he reached a mutual agreement with Saker, a former England bowling coach, that it was time for the pair to part ways.

"David and I have had ongoing discussions over the past nine months about his role with the team, and we agreed it's the right time to head in a different direction in the best interests of the team," Langer said in the statement.

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"I'd like to thank Cricket Australia for the opportunity to help coach the Australian men's team over the past three seasons. I've enjoyed my time with the team, in particular, working closely with a great group of fast bowlers and in time will look forward to a new coaching role," Saker said.

Troy Cooley will serve as acting bowing coach on upcoming limited-overs tours of India and against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Langer is likely to hire a new bowling coach ahead of the team's marathon tour of England, during which Australia will defend both the World Cup and Ashes series.

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