Mike Hussey To Help South Africa At World Cup

Mike Hussey To Help South Africa At World Cup
Michael Hussey will work with the South African team in a consultancy role during the upcoming World Cup.
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Cricket Australia have confirmed that former Australian batsman, Michael Hussey will work with the South African team in a consultancy role during the upcoming World Cup.

Hussey, who has an average of 48.15 from 185 ODIs with three centuries and 39 fifties, will attend some training sessions with the South African camp and advise on how to play in Australian conditions.

South Africa coach, Russell Domingo, said at the team’s official send-off in Johannesburg on Wednesday that the Australian had been approached to work with the squad.

"We've had some discussions with Mike Hussey about him joining us on a consultancy process," Domingo said.

"He's 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."

Hussey, who retired from International cricket two years ago, was a part of the 2007 World Cup-winning Australian squad.

Earlier in the week, Australian head coach Darren Lehmann said he hoped former players like Mike Hussey and Justin Langer would continue to remain with Australian cricket.

South Africa, who are the number one ranked Test team and number three in the ODI rankings, are one of the favourites to clinch the World Cup along with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand.

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