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Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey will work with South Africa as a specialist batting consultant during their upcoming Twenty20 series against India.
South Africa Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis was delighted to welcome Hussey aboard and believes that he will have a major impact on the entire team.
“Mike is such a good guy from a coaching point of view. He has got a great batting mind so the young batters coming into the team, he’s the best guy you can learn from,” du Plessis said. “He does all the right things. He trains hard and fits in beautifully into our team. I think we are very lucky to have him in our side.”
Hussey also worked with the Proteas prior to their World Cup match against India. During that time, Hussey stated that it was important for the lower order to fire should the top order fail to lay a solid foundation.
“To win World Cups, you need world class performers and you look down the list of the South African team, you’ve got AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Morne Morkel,” Hussey had said. “You need those guys to fire and play well in World Cups and then that fires the other guys. But quite often you need some unsung heroes as well.
“I look at the South Africa team and see a lot of those world class stars and there might be some unsung heroes like a David Miller or one of the other bowlers can come in and do a job as well.”