South Africa’s leading run-scorer in T20Is, JP Duminy, has been named as one of two specialist consultants for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Duminy, along with Justin Sammons, who has been with the team in Sri Lanka, will fill the space left by former assistant coach Enoch Nkwe. Cricket South Africa are in the process of finding Nkwe’s long-term replacement.
In his time, Duminy was best known for his cover drive, square cut, quick wrists, and athletic fielding. With more than a decade of international cricket in his experience, his most well-known accomplishment was becoming South Africa’s leading T20 run-scorer, in 2013, as well as the first from the country to score 1500 runs in the format.Duminy made his ODI debut in 2004 but had a forgettable run with two ducks in five innings and was only recalled two years later. In 2006, he made 60 on comeback against Zimbabwe, but it was not enough to send him to the 2007 World Cup.His performances earned him a lucrative US$950,000 deal with Mumbai Indians.