Amol Muzumdar appointed South Africa batting coach for India series

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 15:46 IST Amol Muzumdar has been appointed South Africa batting coach for India Test series. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAmol Muzumdar has been appointed batting coach for South Africa against India for the Test seriesMuzumdar has also been the batting coach for IPL franchise Rajasthan RoyalsThe Mumbai stalwart has 1167 first-class runs to his nameMumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar was on Monday appointed as the interim batting coach of the visiting South African team for the Test series against India beginning October 2.The 44-year-old, who made 11167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13 but never got to play for India, confirmed the appointment.”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.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.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.Also Read | India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli’s team to assemble in Delhi ahead of T20I seriesAlso Read | Quinton de Kock-led South Africa team arrives in India ahead of T20I seriesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Amol Muzumdar Amol Muzumdar appointed South Africa batting coach for India seriesAmol Muzumdar has been appointed the batting coach for South Africa for the Test series against India that begins from Oct. 2. Muzumdar made 11167 first-class runs at an average of 48.13 but never got to play for India.advertisement Nextlast_img read more