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'In Australia we moved away from teaching bowlers swing'

Nov 11, 2014: Former Australia fast bowler Craig McDermott talks about coaching the country's quicks, understanding spinners, and his favourite fast bowling partners

Interview by Subash Jayaraman


Billy the Kid breaks Pakistan hearts

Oct 30, 2014: Craig McDermott's pace and accuracy left Imran Khan's dream of lifting the World Cup on the subcontinent shattered in 1987

Australia news

McDermott's CA role expanded

May 5, 2014: Twenty-three years since he took part in the failed 1992 campaign, Craig McDermott will mentor Australia's fast bowlers at the 2015 World Cup after re-signing with Cricket Australia as assistant coach with the national team for two years

Daniel Brettig

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

McDermott tackles reverse riddle

Feb 27, 2014: Tentative play from Australia's batsmen contributed to the prodigious reverse swing that brought about their Port Elizabeth downfall almost as much as shrewd handling of the ball by South Africa's bowlers and fielders, Australia's bowling coach Craig McDe

Daniel Brettig

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

McDermott rates Johnson No. 1

Feb 11, 2014: Craig McDermott, Australia's pace-bowling coach, rated Mitchell Johnson as the No.1 fast bowler in the world

Daniel Brettig in Centurion

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia's attack 'best in the world' - McDermott

Dec 23, 2013: Craig McDermott reckons Australia's attack is the best in the world and Peter Siddle believes it is the strongest he has played in, but the tour of South Africa in February looms as their ultimate test

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

The Ashes 2013-14

McDermott says bouncer barrage will continue

Dec 10, 2013: Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott is unapologetic about the short-pitched assault that has rendered England's tail all but irrelevant over two Tests

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Australian mayhem orchestrated backstage

Nov 22, 2013: Their bowling display has been a feather in the cap for the hard work of coaches Craig McDermott and John Davison

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

McDermott won't rush Watson into bowling

Nov 16, 2013: Craig McDermott, Australia's fast bowling coach, does not expect Shane Watson to be ready to bowl during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane as he recovers from a hamstring strain

Daniel Brettig

Australian cricket

Back to the future for McDermott

Oct 17, 2013: Craig McDermott looks forward to working with Australia's bowlers after being appointed by CA, and says his close relationships with the bowlers will help them get in gear for the upcoming Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

McDermott returns as Test bowling coach

Oct 16, 2013: Craig McDermott has been recalled to mentor Australia's Test match bowlers on the eve of the home Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

A tale of two depths

Jul 24, 2013: Despite the regular despair of the 1980s, there was honour in watching Australia's struggles back then

Peter English

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's close-run history

Jul 18, 2013: Australia are a side who refuse to accept the logic of defeat. They sculpt classic Tests out of cussedness; and if they lose the majority, at least they got so close

Rob Smyth

Australia news

Warne and McDermott keen to help Lehmann

Jun 28, 2013: Shane Warne and the former Australia bowling coach Craig McDermott have offered their help to Darren Lehmann after the newly appointed head coach welcomed "legends" into the dressing room

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

McDermott returns to Cricket Australia

Mar 7, 2013: Craig McDermott is set to once again guide the development of Australia's promising young fast bowlers, returning to the fold with a role at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Brisbane

Daniel Brettig

Bangladesh news

Hooper in the mix for Bangladesh coaching role

Jan 14, 2013: The Bangladesh Cricket Board has accelerated its hunt for the next head coach even before the January 25 deadline for receiving applications, with the former West Indies captain Carl Hooper in the mix

Mohammad Isam and George Dobell

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Bowlers forget the McDermott mantra

Nov 9, 2012: Australia's bowlers were guilty of bowling short on a slower Gabba pitch and their new bowling coach's key task would be to remind them the methods that brought them success last year

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

Australia news

McDermott takes pace bowling technology on road

Nov 7, 2012: Australia's former bowling coach Craig McDermott is hoping he can help prevent the next generation of fast bowlers from succumbing to the kinds of problems afflicting Pat Cummins

Daniel Brettig

How Siddle found his mojo

Oct 15, 2012: Over the past year, Peter has emerged as a leader of Australia's Test bowling attack. This transformation is all the more remarkable for its modest beginnings in Sri Lanka, when he was dropped from the team

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Ireland, World T20 2012, Group B, Colombo

Ireland game is no joke for Australia

Sep 18, 2012: Twenty20 rankings change very quickly, but for a few days Ireland were above Australia which did not go down well for the men in green and gold

David Hopps in Colombo
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