'Mr Cricket' to assist Proteas?

2015-02-03 11:49
Michael Hussey (File)
Cape Town - The Proteas have reportedly approached former Australian batsman Michael Hussey to help them during the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

According to the Cape Times, South Africa coach Russell Domingo has drawn up a schedule that could see Hussey work with the team for anywhere between six and 14 days, during different periods of the tournament.

The World Cup, to be played in Australia and New Zealand, runs from February 14-March 29.

Hussey, 39, is yet to confirm his availability but Domingo is looking to secure his services before the team departs for Australasia on Wednesday.

Hussey, nicknamed Mr Cricket, played 79 Tests for Australia, scoring 6 235 runs at an average of 51.52.

He played 185 ODIs, scoring 5 442 runs at an average of 48.15.

According to Cricinfo, Hussey was also a prolific T20 player, scoring 721 runs in 38 T20 internationals, averaging 37.94 and an impressive strike rate of 136.29.

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