AFL nice Joel Selwood might be a shock inclusion in Australia’s Ashes touring social gathering as ‘fellow Geelong boy’ Andrew McDonald approaches Cats hero over a training function
- Joel Selwood is in dialogue with Cricket Australia over a training function
- 4-time premiership winner referred to as time on his AFL profession final 12 months
- Selwood has since joined the Melbourne Storm as management coach this season
Geelong hero Joel Selwood might be a shock inclusion in Australia‘s cricket group for the upcoming Ashes sequence in England this winter.
The four-time premiership winner is in dialogue with Cricket Australia over becoming a member of forces with Take a look at coach Andrew McDonald because the Aussies look to win a sequence in England for the primary time in 22 years.
‘We’re gonna head abroad midway by way of the 12 months,’ Selwood informed 7NEWS.
‘It’ll be when the fellows are enjoying in the Ashes.
‘Andrew McDonald’s a neighborhood Geelong boy and been in touch for a time frame.
Geelong premiership hero Joel Selwood might be set for a job with Cricket Australia
Selwood has been in dialogue with Australian Take a look at coach Andrew McDonald over the potential for becoming a member of the group in a training capability on this winter’s Ashes tour
‘They’re in all probability in an analogous place to the place the Cats are. They’ve bought plenty of guys who’re coming in direction of the top of their profession and possibly discovering their manner out the subsequent couple of years.’
Selwood referred to as time on his 16-year AFL profession in fairytale vogue, bowing out by successful his fourth flag as Geelong thrashed Sydney 20.13 (133) to eight.4 (52).
The 355-game veteran switched codes shortly after his retirement, becoming a member of the Melbourne Storm as their management coach.
‘NRL was in all probability a by no means a sport that I believed that I might be mixing an excessive amount of with,’ Selwood told Daily Mail Australia in December final 12 months.
‘I’ve adopted them to a level, primarily when the large three [Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk] had been there they usually put Melbourne Storm on the map down right here in a Melbourne market is, after all, saturated by AFL.
‘After I caught up with a few individuals there, one being Frank Ponissi [the Storm general manager of football] and naturally I could not say no to a extremely spectacular man.
‘They’ve simply been an organisation that is been properly ran for numerous years, in order that was the factor about it.’
Now the 34-year-old, who has just lately welcomed his first little one with spouse Brit, seems to be set to cross sports activities once more.
Australia begin their defence of the Ashes on June 16 at Edgbaston, earlier than the sequence strikes to Lord’s for the second Take a look at.
The sequence then heads to Headingley, the place the Aussies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory courtesy of Ben Stokes’ heroics in 2019, for the third Take a look at earlier than transferring to Outdated Trafford.
Selwood joined the Melbourne Storm as their management coach this season
The fifth and last Take a look at is scheduled to be held on the Oval, which may also stage the World Take a look at Championship last in June.
Australia have already assured themselves a spot within the last after wrapping up a famous nine-wicket win against India in Indore final week.
India will safe their place within the last in the event that they beat the Aussies within the fourth Take a look at in Ahmedabad this week.
A draw or a loss would go away India’s destiny relying on the end result of Sri Lanka’s sequence in New Zealand later this month.