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England's Yardy Appointed NSW Blues Batting Coach

AFP |July 9, 2019, 2:10 PM IST
England's Yardy Appointed NSW Blues Batting Coach

Sydney: Former England all-rounder Mike Yardy was unveiled Tuesday as NSW Blues batting coach, with an emphasis on bringing through young talent for the Australian state side.

Yardy, 38, won 42 caps across both limited overs formats and was part of the squad that won England's only global trophy when they beat Australia to win the World Twenty20 in 2010.

He also won three County Championships during a lengthy career with Sussex before retiring in 2015 to take up coaching.

Yardy, also a prominent mental health advocate after revealing his battles with depression, said he was delighted to be offered a role at NSW, one of the powerhouses of Australian cricket.

"It was an opportunity I couldn't afford to let pass by," he said.

Yardy's recent work had focused on nurturing young batting talent with Sussex and England's Young Lions under-19 squad.

NSW general manager of cricket performance David Moore envisaged a similar role in Sydney.

"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."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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