Hashim Amla to work with Cape Town Blitz as batting consultant

Hashim Amla to work with Cape Town Blitz as batting consultant

, who retired from international cricket earlier this year and subsequently his name from the Mzansi Super League draft, has joined Cape Town Blitz for a part of the MSL as a batting consultant.

Amla, 36, played his at the World Cup - against Sri Lanka on June 28 - and has since signed up to play for Karnataka Tuskers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, starting November 15, and with Surrey on .

The second edition of the MSL starts on November 8, with the Blitz playing the opener against Jozi Stars in Johannesburg. But Amla will link up with the team, coached by , only on November 25, according to a club statement. By then, however, the Blitz would have played six of their ten group-stage games.

"Hashim has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game and we're really looking forward to him bringing that to our management team," Prince said in a statement. "There are obviously a few very promising young batsmen in our squad, and I think they will benefit immensely from having him around. It's also an opportunity for him to explore whether a position such as batting consultant could be something that he might want to take up in future. I have no doubt that he'd do a great job at it if he did."

Amla's T20 career ran for 154 matches, in which he scored 4284 runs at a strike rate of 126.14. He played 44 T20Is, the last of them in August 2018, scoring 1277 runs at a strike rate of 132.05.

The Blitz had earlier of England allrounder Moeen Ali as cover for Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz, who is away on national duty in Australia at the moment.