Haddin to help Nevill ahead of Bangladesh


Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill will not have to face preparing for the Test tour to Bangladesh alone, as recently retired gloveman Brad Haddin will help him get ready for the unfamiliar conditions.

Haddin, who retired after the Ashes when Nevill took his place in the side, has always said he wants to go into coaching, with Cricket Australia eager to make that a reality, and it starts close to home.

Nevill, who played four of the five Ashes Tests, said Fairfax newspapers: "We'll be spending time together next week when I do my catching work.

"Brad's the same as usual, and that's great. Having someone like him to turn to for advice is invaluable."

Haddin confirmed the arrangement, telling the same newspaper group: "My services are always there for Pete, whatever he needs.

"We'll have a catch-up next week, he's just had a good break (after the Ashes) and is ready to get back into it which is a good sign."

The conditions will be very different to what most of the Test players a re used to, with a few uncapped and many with less than 10 Test caps to their names. Nevill is aware of the tricky conditions.

He added: "(Bangladesh) is different, we're expecting it will be slow and low, have slow turn and there might be some reverse swing for the quicks."