Stuart Law: Former Australian Cricketer Appointed as USA’s New Head Coach

Stuart Law: Aussie Cricket Legend Now USA's Head Coach!

Stuart Law: Former Australian Cricketer Appointed as USA’s New Head Coach

Stuart Law, a former Australian international cricketer, has been confirmed as the new head coach for the USA cricket team. Despite his impressive playing career, including over 50 matches for Australia and being part of the team that reached the finals of the 1996 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the 55-year-old is perhaps better recognized for his extensive coaching career post-retirement.

Law has held the position of head coach for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the early 2010s, and had a stint with the West Indies in 2018. His most recent assignments include coaching Afghanistan and the Bangladesh Under 19 team in this year’s ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup.

As the new head coach for the USA, Law will lead the team in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh next month, and in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup co-hosted by the USA and West Indies in June.

Stuart Law playing for Australia in an ODI in 1995

Stuart Law in action for Australia in an ODI in 1995 // Getty Images

Law is aware of the challenges ahead but is enthusiastic about guiding his relatively inexperienced team in the international arena. “It is an exciting opportunity to join USA cricket at this time,” Law said. “USA is one of the strongest Associate nations in the sport, and I believe that we can mold a formidable squad going ahead. The first task will be to prepare the team for the series against Bangladesh and then set our sights on our home World Cup, which will be huge.”

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Venu Pisike, Chairperson of USA Cricket, believes that Law’s extensive experience and successful track record make him the ideal choice to lead the team. “Stuart is one of the most accomplished coaches in the sport,” Pisike said. “He brings a lot of experience to USA Cricket with his varied assignments, particularly in developing international sides over the years. His appointment will only help the team grow to their full potential. We are excited to have Stuart on board just before the World Cup and look forward to lots of successes together. We wish him all the very best.”

The USA team is scheduled to play against Canada in the T20 World Cup opener in Texas on June 1, followed by matches against Pakistan (June 6), India (June 12), and Ireland (June 14).