Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday roped in the services of former Mumbai player Amol Muzumdar as the batting coach for the upcoming three-Test series against India. The tour which comprises three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and an equal number of Test matches, will start on September 15 with the T20Is.
Confirming his appointment, the 44-year-old Muzumdar, who made 11,167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13, told PTI: “I was approached last week and I have accepted the challenge. It is a great opportunity for me. To be associated with an international side, that too a team like South Africa, is a huge honour.”
Besides a mountain of first-class runs, Muzumdar also scored 3286 runs in List A cricket. He has also been the batting coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
Appointed only for the India series, Muzumdar has a tough task at hand as he joins a team in transition for the three-Test series beginning in Visakhapatnam followed by matches in Pune (October 10-14) and Ranchi (October 19-23).
The touring South Africa side had won the ODI and T20 series against India in 2015 but was hammered in the four Test series 0-3.