Cricket

Cooley handed Australia coaching role for Ashes

Justin Langer has turned to Troy Cooley to work with the Australia bowlers as they attempt to retain the Ashes.

Troy Cooley has been appointed as Australia's bowling coach for the Ashes, 14 years after helping England regain the urn.

Cooley will take over from Tasmania coach Adam Griffith, who has been handed the role for the Cricket World Cup.

Justin Langer turned to the duo after David Saker - another former England coach - resigned in February.

Cooley worked with the Australia bowlers in the recent one-day international series in India, which the tourists won 3-2.

The 53-year-old is credited with playing an important role in England's victory over Australia in the classic 2005 Ashes series.