After four years of playing first-class cricket for Tasmania in the late 1980s, Ali de Winter decided playing wasn’t for him and turned his attention to coaching. More than 20 years in various coaching roles has allowed de Winter to accumulate the experience needed to coach the Australian bowling attack.
His coaching career began as a regional game development manager with Tasmania. He then progressed into the role of zone coaching manager for Western Australia before a spell overseas. In 2005, he moved to Dhaka and became the head coach of the National Cricket Academy and Bangladesh Under 19s.
In 2007, he returned to Tasmania as an assistant coach. One of the highlights of this stint was his work with Ben Hilfenhaus, where he assisted the Aussie quick in modifying his bowling action, a move that has produced results in recent Test series.
After his work with Hilfenhaus, de Winter continued his success with Tasmania’s pace attaché before being appointed the Australian bowling coach role in August 2012.
In October 2013 a change to the coaching structure was announced with de Winter named as Limited Overs Bowling Coach.