Former England all-rounder Mike Yardy has been appointed as New South Wales Blues batting coach.
Yardy represented England across 28 ODIs and 14 T20Is and was a part of the squad that won the World T20 in 2010.
He also won three County Championships during his lengthy association with Sussex before taking up coaching.
Yardy said he was delighted to be offered a role at NSW, which has produced some of the best players for Australia.
"It was an opportunity I couldn't afford to let pass by," he said.
Yardy's recent coaching assignments included nurturing young batting talent with Sussex and England Lions Under-19 squad.
NSW general manager of cricket performance David Moore said Yardy’s technical and tactical knowledge would be handy for the upcoming batsmen.
"We've got seven or eight really good players under the age of 21 at the moment that we think are going to be good," he said.
"We think Mike is going to be able to add his experience, not just technically and tactically, but really how he thinks about the game, how he devises his innings."