Full name Richard John McInnes
Born April 22, 1974, Kingaroy, Queensland
Current age 41 years 102 days
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 1.82 m
Richard McInnes was appointed as the Australian team's performance analyst following an in-depth review after the 2005 Ashes defeat. McInnes had been working for the Centre of Excellence as a senior coach before his promotion to John Buchanan's side and he quickly became a key member of the backroom staff. He is primarily responsible for coordinating the squad's video analysis and computer software operations but also helps with training.
Before joining the Centre of Excellence McInnes spent two years in Bangladesh, where he coached the national under-19 and A sides and helped set up the country's high performance centre. An allrounder for Norths, University and Sunshine Coast in the Brisbane grade competition, McInnes moved into coaching while at university and looked after both the Queensland Country and Queensland Fire squads before heading overseas.
Peter English July 2007
1999 - 2003 Member of National Pace Bowling Panel
2000 - 2002 Queensland Country Coach
2001/02 Queensland Fire Coach
2003 - 2005 Bangladesh Under-19, Bangladesh A coach, High Performance Manager
2005 - Australia team Performance Analyst
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