“From a technical point of view, so many schoolboys fall over to the offside and try to hit the ball through the legside and I think that’s because of their dominant hand”
Ackermann played Test cricket for South Africa in the late 1990s and since retiring from professional cricket in 2009 has had a stint in the media and high-performance coaching in South Africa. He then relocated his family to Perth and has been the head of cricket at a private boys school here in Perth for the past 2 years.
It’s great to have him on at this point in time when Australia is currently in South Africa battling away in the Test Series. He gave us a unique insight into what it’s like to play in Cape Town – the venue for the third and extremely controversial Test.
- What his thoughts are on the Australian South African series
- What his earliest memory of playing cricket was
- How he learnt by being in the changerooms with his father
- What age he started playing competitively
- At what point he thought he could play professionally
- How important his mentors were
- At what point he believed he was good enough for first-class cricket
- How he dealt with playing Murali
- How he aims to create an environment that is free of fear
- Plus a whole lot more