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Michael Hussey Joins Australia Staff For Sri Lanka, Pakistan Series

The Australian cricket team is scheduled to face Sri Lanka and Pakistan in back-to-back three-match T20I series, starting by the end of October 2019

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Australian head coach Justin Langer drafted in former middle-order batsman Mike Hussey to help mentor the side during their upcoming T20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

The Australian cricket team is scheduled to face Sri Lanka and Pakistan in back-to-back three-match T20I series, starting by the end of October 2019.

Cricket Australia has scheduled this series keeping in mind next year's T20I World Cup that will be hosted by Australia.

“I’m very excited actually. I’m really looking forward to getting back in around the Aussie team,” Hussey, who is nicknamed “Mr Cricket”, told the Sydney Daily Telegraph on Sunday.

“They are going to be trying to get strategies in place, develop a style of play and what players they want and I love all that stuff -- planning for a big event.

“They have floated the possibility of being involved closer to the T20 World Cup (in Australia next year) as well but it’s all pretty loose at the moment.” Australia play back-to-back three-game T20 series against Sri Lanka and then Pakistan starting next Sunday in Adelaide to kick off their summer season.

Langer has also made former Test speedster Ryan Harris bowling coach for the series.

“I can’t tell you how influential these guys can be on the group,” said Langer.

“It’s nice to have different voices and different eyes and see guys of that calibre giving us feedback on what they see.”

Australia Squad:

Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa.