Tim Nielsen

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Tim Nielsen
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Personal information
Full name
Timothy John Nielsen
Born (1968-05-05) 5 May 1968 (age 55)
Forest Gate, London, England
BowlingRight-arm off break
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations Harry Nielsen (son)
Domestic team information
Men's Cricket
Representing Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (as manager)
T20 World Cup
Runner-up 2010 West Indies
Champions Trophy
Winner 2009 South Africa
Source: CricketArchive, 1 February 2009

Timothy John Nielsen (born 5 May 1968) is a former South Australia state cricketer and formerly the head coach of the Australian cricket team. Nielsen played 101 first-class matches for his state between 1990–91 and 1998–99.

Nielsen was confirmed as John Buchanan's replacement as the coach of Australia on 5 February 2007. Nielsen, who became the hot favourite when Tom Moody withdrew from contention, took over the role after the 2007 Cricket World Cup. [1]

Like Buchanan, Nielsen played first-class cricket in Australia but never reached international level. He played the last of his 101 games a wicketkeeper-batsman for South Australia in 1999 before he moved into coaching, first with the Redbacks and then as an assistant to Buchanan with the national team. [2]

Nielsen was the head coach at the Commonwealth Bank Centre for Excellence in Brisbane, where he worked with a number of the new crop of players looking to make their way into the Australia team.

His contract was due to run until the end of Australia's 2009 Ashes defence but was extended for a further two years in December 2008 to extend it until after the 2011 World Cup. [3] However, he retired on 20 September 2011, immediately after Australia's tour of Sri Lanka. [4]

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  1. "Nielsen Australia's new coach". ESPNcricinfo. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  2. "Tim Nielsen appointed Assistant Coach/Performance Analyst of Australian cricket team". ESPNcricinfo. 9 August 2002. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  3. "Nielsen wins two-year contract extension". ESPNcricinfo. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  4. "Tim Nielsen quits as Aussie Coach". Sky News. 21 September 2011. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2011.