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Hussey joins Proteas’ Cup campaign


RECENTLY retired Mike Hussey, one of Australia’s best one-day batsmen, will pass on his vast knowledge and experience during the upcoming cricket World Cup — to South Africa.

The Proteas will hope Hussey can advise their players on how to handle Australian conditions as they seek to win the tournament for the first time.

Cricket Australia’s website confirmed the appointmen­t yesterday after South Africa coach Russell Domingo, at the team’s official send-off in Johannesbu­rg on Wednesday, said Hussey had been approached to work with his 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.”

In 185 one-day matches for Australia that included winning the 2007 World Cup, Hussey scored 5442 at an average of 48.15.

He retired from internatio­nal cricket more than two years ago, and last month played his last Australian domestic match.

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