Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named the Proteas support staff that will work under new head coach Shukri Conrad during the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies.

Former Proteas batter and CSA High-Performance batting lead, Neil McKenzie will serve as a batting consultant for the two games. A permanent batting coach is set to be named at a later stage.

The series will be Charl Langeveldt’s last as bowling coach, before the newly-appointed Piet Botha takes up the role. Botha, who made 118 first-class appearances during his playing career, boasts 20 years of coaching experience across the South African cricket landscape.

He previously coached the Dafabet Warriors, and most recently Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers. His credentials also include being a bowling consultant to the National Academy and South Africa A side.

CSA ANNOUNCES MORE CHANGES IN THE TEST TEAM SET-UP

Former New Zealand Test wicket-keeper and Momentum Proteas fielding coach, Kruger van Wyk has been appointed the full-time Test fielding coach. Matthew Reuben and Sizwe Hadebe join the technical staff from the Momentum Multiply Titans as the respective performance analyst and physiotherapist.

Runeshan Moodley makes the step up from the Warriors to the national side as the strength and conditioning coach.

“We would like to thank Neil for committing himself to the series while the permanent appointment is being finalised. He and Shukri have a good working relationship, having previously coached together at SA Under-19 level. We look forward to them combining for the first series in what is a new era for the Test side,” said Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe.

CSA announce backroom staff for West Indies series
CSA announce backroom staff for West Indies series

“Credit must be given to Charl and the role he has played in developing the Test bowling unit. Under his tutelage the Proteas attack has become one of the best in the world. As he ends his tenure with the Proteas, we would like to wish him all the best in his next chapter.”

“We would also like to thank former batting coach Justin Sammons. Fielding coach Justin Ontong for their contributions to the national team over the last couple of years.”

PROTEAS TEAM MANAGEMENT FOR TEST SERIES AGAINST WEST INDIES

Shukri Conrad (Head Coach), Khomotso Volvo Masubelele (Team Manager), Neil McKenzie (Batting Consultant), Charl Langeveldt (Bowling Coach), Kruger van Wyk (Fielding Coach), Matthew Reuben (Performance Analyst), Sizwe Hadebe (Physiotherapist), Runeshan Moodley (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Dr Hashendra Ramjee (Team Doctor), Kyle Botha (Logistics and Masseur), Zunaid Wadee (Security), Lucy Davey (Media Manager).

Fixtures

28 February – 04 March at 10:00

South Africa vs West Indies – SuperSport Park, Centurion

08 – 12 March at 10:00

South Africa vs West Indies – DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

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Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) on Wednesday named a strong 16-man Proteas ODI Squad for the upcoming three-match Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series against England. The series will start from 27 January until 01 February in Bloemfontein and Kimberley.

All-rounder Sisanda Magala makes his return to the national setup, along with Marco Jansen. Both players hoping to add to their three 50-over caps.

Recently appointed red-ball coach Shukri Conrad will oversee the series as the Proteas seek to secure qualification points for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The squad will assemble in Bloemfontein from 24-25 January.

PROTEAS ODI SQUAD AGAINST ENGLAND

Temba Bavuma (captain, DP World Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Reeza Hendricks (DP World Lions), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Sisanda Magala (DP World Lions), Keshav Maharaj, (Hollywoodbets Dolphins),  Janneman Malan (Gbets Rocks), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions).

MIXTURE OF YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE

“The selection panel is particularly excited by the depth of this squad, with a mix of youth and experience. We are confident that this group of players will take us one step closer to qualifying for the ICC Men’s World Cup,” said convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang.

“We are also pleased with the inclusion of Sisanda. The commitment he has shown to meet the fitness standards required for national selection.

Proteas ODI squad for England series
Proteas ODI squad for England series

“The three-match series against England will kickstart our international home season following months on the road. We would like to wish Temba and Shukri well in what will no doubt be an exciting series against quality opposition.”

Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe added: “Shukri will oversee the series in consultation with Rob (Walter), who is currently in New Zealand as he prepares to assume his role ahead of the start of his tenure as limited-overs coach, which comes into effect from 01 February.”

SOUTH AFRICA BETWAY ODI SERIES

Friday, 27 January – 13:00

South Africa vs England – Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Sunday, 29 January – 10:00

South Africa vs England – Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Wednesday, 01 February – 13:00

South Africa vs England – The Oval, Kimberley