Troy Cooley is interim Australia coach for South Africa

Troy Cooley (left) with Shane Watson
Cooley (left) has worked extensively with Australia's seam bowlers

Australia have named ex-England bowling coach Troy Cooley as interim head coach for their forthcoming tour of South Africa - but he will not be applying to fill the role permanently.

Tim Nielsen resigned as head coach last week after four years in the role.

Cooley, 45, began working with England's pacemen in 2003 and helped them to win the Ashes in 2005 before returning to his homeland a year later.

He is currently head coach at Cricket Australia's centre of excellence.

Cooley said: "I feel excited and comfortable coming into this 'caretaker's role'.

"My immediate task will be to come up to speed with their plans and work with the players and support team to ensure the preparation is spot on for a successful tour."

As well as coaching, he will also be an acting national selector for the South Africa tour, which begins on 13 October with the first of two Twenty20 internationals, followed by three one-day internationals and two Test matches.

Cooley began his coaching career with Tasmania, but was widely credited with helping England's fast bowlers such as Andrew Flintoff and Simon Jones master reverse swing in the lead-up to the 2005 Ashes.

He has since filled a number of roles for the Australia national side, starting as bowling coach but also serving as assistant coach, standing in for Nielsen for part of the one-day series in England in 2009, and coach of Australia A in Zimbabwe earlier this year.

A day after Cooley's appointment was announced, Australia named their one-day international and Twenty20 international squads for South Africa - with uncapped 18-year-old paceman Patrick Cummins, who was surprisingly handed a central contract earlier this year, included in both squads.

Cummins, who has played only three first-class and two one-day games for New South Wales - and is yet to take a wicket in the latter format at state level - will become Australia's youngest ODI debutant if he plays in South Africa.

Another teenager, batsman Mitchell Marsh, joins his elder brother Shaun in the T20 squad, where Victoria keeper Matthew Wade receives his first call-up following Brad Haddin's recent retirement from Twenty20 internationals as Tim Paine's finger injury has ruled him out of the tour.

Of the experienced players, paceman Mitchell Johnson has been dropped from the T20 squad, while batsman and ODI regular David Hussey has been omitted from the 50-over party.

Australia ODI squad for South Africa: Michael Clarke (capt), Shane Watson (vice-capt), Doug Bollinger, Patrick Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Brad Haddin (wk), Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Ricky Ponting, Steven Smith, David Warner.

Twenty20 international squad: Cameron White (capt), Shane Watson (vice-capt), Doug Bollinger, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, David Hussey, Brett Lee, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Stephen O'Keefe, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner.

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