Amol Muzumdar has been appointed the batting coach for South Africa for the Test series against India that begins from October 2. Muzumdar, the 44-year-old, made 11167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13 but never got to play for India.
“I was approached last week and I have accepted the challenge. To be associated with an international side is a huge honour,” Muzumdar, who played most of his cricket for Mumbai before moving to Assam, told PTI.
Apart from scoring over 11,000 runs in the domestic circuit, Muzumdar has 3286 runs to his name in List A cricket.
He has previously been appointed the batting coach of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. He also coached India’s U19 and U23 side at the National Cricket Academy. In December 2013, he also took over as the batting coach of the Netherlands.
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).
South Africa had won the ODI and T20 series against India in 2015 but were hammered in the four Test series 0-3.
Compiled by Roshna K