Amol Muzumdar appointed SA’s batting coach

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed former Mumbai batsman Amol Muzumdar as batting coach for South Africa's three-match Test series against India, which starts on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

The 44-year-old last played at the first-class level for Andhra in 2013 and has since held several coaching positions, besides being a TV commentator. Muzumdar's specialist role for this tour mirrors the one former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera played for New Zealand during their Test series in Sri Lanka last month, report Cricinfo.

"Amol is a perfect fit for us," CSA acting director of cricket Corrie van Zyl said. "He brings an intimate 

knowledge of Indian playing conditions and the challenges our batsmen are likely to face.