“Our team continues to go from strength to strength and I’m excited to see what this group can achieve next; there’s some important cricket on the horizon including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February and away Ashes next winter, so it’s a great time to be involved.”
Nitschke’s first assignment as the permanent head coach will be the T20I tour of India in December. Australia next play on home soil in January against Pakistan before heading to South Africa to defend their T20 title.
“We’re delighted to appoint Shelley as head coach of our world champion women’s team,” Ben Oliver, the general manager of high performance and national teams, said. “She did an outstanding job in an interim capacity during the Commonwealth Games and was the clear standout candidate in the recruitment process.
“Shelley is an incredibly well-respected coach with a proven track record. She knows what it takes to be successful at an international level and brings significant coaching and playing experience to the role.
“She’s been a great mentor for the spin group since joining as an assistant in 2018, helping develop them into some of the world’s leading bowlers, and we look forward to seeing what the team can achieve with Shelley at the helm.”