South African cricket team, who are in their quest to win their first World Cup are all set to welcome former Australian batsman Michael Hussey as their batting consultant ahead of the extravaganza. Cricket Australia has confirmed former Australia batsman Mike Hussey will work with South Africa in a consultancy role during the Cricket World Cup.
In a post on its website on Thursday, Cricket Australia said that Hussey will attend some training sessions and give advice on how to play in Australian conditions. .
South Africa coach Russell Domingo had earlier revealed about the appointment yesterday.
We’ve had some discussions with Mike Hussey about him joining us on a consultancy process. He is a middle-order batter of immense experience and knows conditions very well in Australia. He’ll play a very low-key role in the background.
Aussie coach Darren Lehman also said that he would love to have Mr. Cricket involved in Australian cricket. He said we’d love Mike Hussey involved in Australian cricket full stop. Whatever he decides, it’s obviously his decision with his family, but we don’t want to lose any of our greats to anyone else to be perfectly honest. We want them (Hussey and former Test opener Justin Langer) in the system teaching our guys because they’ve recently retired – they’ve played the game at the highest level at all formats and their knowledge is second to none. Those guys, they did their apprenticeships (by) playing so long for their country. The knowledge they have – they’ll be great coaches.