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South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

Mar 11, 2018: As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia news

Cummins rest would follow Ashes template

Sep 14, 2017: He has bowled 334.5 overs across formats in 2017, playing all four of Australia's most recent Tests and acting head coach David Saker was not averse to the possibility of rotating him out of the XI during the limited-overs series in India

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2017

Saker to stand-in for Lehmann during India ODIs

Mar 10, 2017: The decision to use a stand-in coach for the India ODI tour is a mirror of Australia's plans in 2013, when Lehmann remained in Australia ahead of the home Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru

Were horrified when Smith looked up for DRS - Saker

Mar 9, 2017: Australia's assistant coach David Saker has said that they were horrified when captain Steven Smith looked up to the dressing room for DRS advice during the Bengaluru Test, and said suggestions that the communication was systematically used are absurd

Brydon Coverdale

'To succeed in India, you've got to forget what you do in Australia'

Jan 24, 2017: Steven Smith talks about the challenges that an India tour presents, lessons from Sri Lanka, and how the side's senior players need to step up

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Australia v Pakistan, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Australia assistant coach unhappy with extra half hour

Dec 18, 2016: Australia's assistant coach, David Saker, has questioned the wisdom of an extra half hour being taken on the fourth evening at the Gabba as Australia sought in vain to wrap up victory over Pakistan.

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia news

Saker won't hold back on his opinions

Jul 15, 2016: David Saker, Australia's newly appointed assistant coach, has vowed not to hold back on his opinions when he joins head coach Darren Lehmann in the national set-up

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Saker named Australia's new assistant coach

Jul 14, 2016: David Saker has been named as Australia's new full-time assistant coach, taking over the role vacated by Craig McDermott earlier this year

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Gayle BBL controversy 'a bit of a beat-up' - Saker

May 4, 2016: Chris Gayle could yet return to the Melbourne Renegades next summer, after the team's coach David Saker described the controversy surrounding his sideline interview with broadcaster Mel McLaughlin as "a bit of a beat-up"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sheffield Shield 2015-16

Saker rings wagons around Shield final

Mar 24, 2016: Victoria's coach David Saker has mounted an impassioned defence of the Sheffield Shield final, saying he would be "shattered" if CA excised the pinnacle of a domestic competition

Daniel Brettig

WI in Australia 2015-16

'Outstanding' Boland reaps reward for Shield consistency

Dec 1, 2015: Scott Boland, who has been placed on standby to join Australia's squad for the first Test against West Indies, has received high praise from his Victoria coach David Saker and national selector Rod Marsh

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Lehmann rebukes Saker over bowlers

Oct 13, 2015: Australia coach Darren Lehman has delivered David Saker a blunt lesson in states' rights, rebuking the new Victoria coach for his sugestion that the Australian selectors would be "mad" to choose James Pattinson for the Test team before Christmas

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

David Saker named Victoria coach

May 15, 2015: England's outgoing bowling coach David Saker has been appointed coach of Victoria for the next three seasons

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Saker out, Gibson back for West Indies tour

Mar 26, 2015: Ottis Gibson has been appointed as England's fast bowling coach for the forthcoming West Indies tour with the chance to push his credentials for the job fulltime ahead of the Ashes series against Australia this summer

David Hopps

England news

Bowling coach Saker to leave England role

Mar 16, 2015: David Saker, the England bowling coach, is to leave his role to become head coach of Melbourne Renegades.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

England underwhelm one last time

Mar 13, 2015: The flaws were still visible in England's win over Afghanistan but to blame the coach and the players does not go far enough - the whole ECB structure needs addressing

George Dobell in Sydney

England in Australia 2013-14

Saker admits jobs are on the line

Jan 23, 2014: David Saker, the England bowling coach, has admitted his job could be in jeopardy as a result of England's wretched performance in Australia.

George Dobell

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Frustrated Saker wonders about selection blunder

Dec 13, 2013: David Saker, England's bowling coach, made no attempt to disguise his disappointment at the end of the first day at the Waca, even conceding that England's selection might have been mistaken as a result

George Dobell at the WACA

The Ashes 2013-14

England 'clear' on third seamer - Saker

Nov 17, 2013: England's bowling coach, David Saker, has suggested that England have made up their minds over the troublesome third seamer slot for the first Ashes Test

Alan Gardner

The Ashes 2013-14

Saker wants bowlers under pressure

Nov 3, 2013: A hailstorm, heavy rain and temperatures about 20 degrees lower than Perth greeted England's cricketers as they arrived in Hobart for the second leg of their Ashes warm-up

Andrew McGlashan
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