Di Venuto - who played nine ODIs for Australia and is a former assistant coach for the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes, took up his new position ahead of Australia’s VB Tour of India.
In addition to playing for Australia in ODIs, Di Venuto played a total of 336 first-class matches, 302 one-day domestic matches and 54 T20 domestic matches representing Australia A, Tasmania, Derbyshire, Durham, Sussex and Italy.
Australian coach Mickey Arthur said Di Venuto brought a wealth of knowledge with him having played for Australia and vast experience in first-class cricket, along with sound coaching credentials since his playing career finished.
We are delighted to have Michael on board. We wanted a batting coach who was working within Australian cricket and who had also represented Australia as a player and Michael certainly brings those two aspects to the table, as well as a wealth of experience in first-class cricket,” Coach Mickey Arthur said.
Di Venuto began his role from the start of Australia’s VB Tour of India.