David Saker was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia's website, "I'm going to look forward to it a lot, and my ambition is to coach Australia."    Getty Images
David Saker was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia’s website, “I’m going to look forward to it a lot, and my ambition is to coach Australia.” Getty Images

By Sudipto Ganguly

Assistant coach David Saker will take charge of Australia for their one-day international tour of India later in 2017, allowing head coach Darren Lehmann to take a break. Australia’s coaching set-up has seen former cricketers take turns to fill in for Lehmann, who recovered from deep vein thrombosis last year after being hospitalised for the condition. “It’s a huge honour to be even considered to be a coach of an Australian team, and to be given the opportunity is fantastic,” Saker, who has also worked as England’s bowling coach, was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia’s website, “I’m going to look forward to it a lot, and my ambition is to coach Australia.” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

The Australia test side are involved in an ongoing four-match series in India which is tied at 1-1 after two tests, while the final details of the one-day international tour, pencilled in for October, have yet to be confirmed. Earlier, Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that Trevor Hohns, Greg Chappell and Mark Waugh have all been appointed to the revamped National Selection Panel. The change in structure sees a three-person panel confirmed for Test and ODI cricket and a two-person panel for T20I selection, reported PTI.

he panel for Test and ODI cricket will be made up of Trevor Hohns, who has been appointed full-time National Selector, and will be supported by National Talent Manager Greg Chappell in a part-time selector role, focussing on youth development for the Test and ODI sides, added PTI.