Cassell handed Ireland role

12 May 2017 10:41:47 EST

Ireland have appointed Rob Cassell as their lead fast bowling coach in a bid to improve their attack for international cricket.

Cassell will also be assistant head coach to John Bracewell after signing a three-year deal with Cricket Ireland.

The 34 year-old Australian previously worked with South Australia in a similar role from 2012 onwards.

Chadd Sayers, Joe Mennie, Daniel Worrall, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa have all impressed under the bowling mentor.

"The appointment of Rob is great news not only for the senior men's team but for all of Irish cricket," said John Bracewell.

"He leaves exactly the same position in South Australia, where he ran not only the bowling programme but also worked with their men's team bowling group.

"I am reliably informed that within two seasons in the role as bowling coach he has turned their bowling group into the best in the country.

"This appointment is a big step forward for our promising crop of bowling groups at all levels, from the senior squads right down to the emerging academy prospects."

Cassell said: "It is an important and exciting time for cricket in Ireland and I'm determined to help continue to build an environment where we can achieve long term success on and off the field."

Peter Chase and Barry McCarthy are two young bowling talents Cassell will try to coax the best out of.

They are both set to play in Sunday's one-day international versus New Zealand in Dublin. Meanwhile, Ireland are 1/1 to beat Bangladesh on Friday.

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