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The Ashes 2019

Australia appoint Troy Cooley as bowling coach for upcoming Ashes

Australia on Monday appointed ex-England bowling coach Troy Cooley for their upcoming Ashes campaign as they bid to win the urn on away soil for the first time in 18 years.

Meanwhile Adam Griffith, a former head coach of Tasmania and assistant to national coach Justin Langer at the Western Warriors, takes over the bowling coach duties for the World Cup in England and Wales.

Their appointments follow the departure of former England bowling coach, David Saker, who stepped down in February.

Troy Cooley is termed as a key figure in helping England break their Ashes drought on home soil back in 2005.

He recently coached Australia's one-day bowlers for their recent series win against India and is currently with the squad in the United Arab Emirates for their limited-overs series against Pakistan.

Cricket Australia's team performance manager Belinda Clark said Cooley and Griffith brought a wealth of knowledge and experience which will help their players in important assignments coming up.

"We reached out to the coaches working in Australian cricket and received expressions of interest from a strong field of candidates and through the process Adam and Troy emerged as the clear standouts for these assignments" she said.

"Adam and Troy have extensive coaching experience, which we believe will help support our players to best prepare and perform in the upcoming campaigns."

The World Cup kicks off on May 30 and ends on July 14, while the five-test Ashes series starts in August.