Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has accepted an invitation from captain Michael Clarke and Mickey Arthur to be a team mentor for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, saying that it would be an honour and privilege to be involved with the team once again.
``It`s an honour and a privilege to work with the team again,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Jones, as saying.
Jones`s recruitment is part of an initiative driven by Clarke, who wants to have past players more involved with the national team.
Former Test batsman Greg Blewett performed a similar role in Adelaide against South Africa. Jones said: “I think it`s just to have one of the old buggers walking around talking about a few old stories.”
The Tonk is expecting several recall of Jones`s famous innings in the tied Test in Chennai, then called Madras, in 1986 when he battled heat exhaustion to make a heroic double century.