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Full name Simon Grant Helmot
Born February 12, 1972
Current age 42 years 201 days
Major teams Fitzroy-Doncaster, Hawthorn-Waverley
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Simon Helmot began his coaching career early, taking the reins of the Hawthorn-Waverley club in Melbourne at 25, while he was still a player. After retiring, Helmot took charge of the Under-19s at the Victorian Institute of Sport and then spent two years coaching the ACT Comets in the Cricket Australia Cup. He returned to Melbourne in 2007 to take up a role as Victoria's high performance manager and coached the Australia A side that visited India in 2008. Helmot became an assistant coach under Greg Shipperd at Victoria for the 2008-09 season.
Cricinfo staff October 2008
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?