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Jason Gillespie likely candidate to replace Andy Flower as England’s team director

Jason Gillespie has the experience of coaching Yorkshire © Getty Images
Jason Gillespie has the experience of coaching Yorkshire © Getty Images

Sydney: Feb 3, 2014

Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has reportbeen identified as a possible candidate to replace England‘s team director Andy Flower, who is the latest casualty of England’s woeful tour of Australia.

England has lost five Tests, four One-Day Internationals (ODIs) two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), two senior players, one struggling fast bowler and a head coach during its three months in Australia, and the future of controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen is still up in the air.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, although limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has a chance to establish himself as front runner to take over from Flower if the team does well on the coming tour of the West Indies and at the ICC World T20 2014 tournament, but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to advertise the role or hire headhunters to find the right candidate.

Along with Gillespie, who has coached Yorkshire to County Championship promotion, the report said that contenders might include former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody. Gillespie is a close friend of Australian coach Darren Lehmann and is said to have instilled a similar sense of enjoyment in his players as Lehmann has in the Australians since taking over from the sacked Mickey Arthur in June, the report added.

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