Australian season 2008-09 November 5, 2008

Greg Chappell to coach All-Stars against Australia

Cricinfo staff


Greg Chappell will take charge of the All-Stars Twenty20 team © AFP
 

Greg Chappell has been named as the coach of the Australian Cricketers' Association All-Stars team that will take on an Australian XI in a Twenty20 game on November 14. The All-Stars players were selected by their peers at the end of last season and the side will be boosted by the addition of returning icon players including Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer.

The Gabba match will pit the All-Stars against a full-strength Australian team. Chappell, who is now the head coach at the Centre of Excellence and recently toured with the Test side in India, said the game would be a terrific spectacle for fans.

"I am looking forward to working with some of Australia's up-and-coming players in addition to coaching some of the greatest players Australia has ever produced in Adam Gilchrist and Justin Langer," Chappell said. "Cricket fans already know that Twenty20 is an exciting game, but this is their first opportunity to see perhaps the best two teams in Australia compete."

Chappell will be supported by Darren Berry, the former Victoria captain, who recently resigned as an assistant coach with the Bushrangers. The game will take place in the week before Australia's first home Test of the summer, which begins in Brisbane on November 20 against New Zealand.