Haddin, Harris join Australia staff for New Zealand tour

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Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and paceman Ryan Harris will join the team's coaching staff for their tour of New Zealand.

Haddin's focus will be on fielding and Harris' bowling for the three-match one-day international series in January and February, with Graeme Hick and David Saker heading to India for early preparation.

Australia head coach Darren Lehmann was delighted to welcome the duo for the tour.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for us to have ex-players of the calibre of Brad and Ryan on board for this tour and continue their involvement in Australian cricket," he said.

"Both these guys have worked hard on their coaching since leaving the game and thoroughly deserve their opportunity.

"They will bring a great insight to the team and their appointment highlights some of the depth we have in Australia in the coaching pathway system."

Harris was the bowling coach for the one-day tour of South Africa, during which Australia suffered a 5-0 series loss.

He took 44 ODI wickets at 18.90 during his career, while Haddin scored two centuries in the 50-over format.