Australian cricket team hires Usain Bolt as their running coach? Watch video to find out

Team Australia is all set to take on England in the Ashes series which will start from November 23 and will continue till January 8, 2018

Australian cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch among others were recently spotted taking Usain Bolt’s advice on how to improve their running between the wickets. In a video released by Cricket Australia on their Twitter handle, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, known as the fastest man on the planet, can be seen giving few pointers to the Australian cricketers.

Cricket Australia posted a video and captioned it as: “With thanks to @Gatorade, legendary sprinter @usainbolt reveals a new measure for our Aussie players this season – the Bolt Rate #Ashes.”

It was a promotional event where Gatorade, in association with Cricket Australia, teamed up with Usian Bolt to create a new metric – the ‘Bolt rate’. This metric will observe the batsmen’s speed while running between the wickets and the quickest cricketer will bag the ‘Gatorade Fastest Run Trophy’.

Watch the video here:

Meanwhile, Team Australia is all set to take on England in the Ashes series that will start from November 23 and will continue till January 8, 2018. During the series, Australia and England will play 5 Test matches. Interestingly, the second Test match is going to be a day/night event. On 12 December 2016, the authorities confirmed that Adelaide Oval will host the first day/night Ashes Test.


Australia: Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers

England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton, Tom Curran