Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson has revealed he will also take on the role of bowling coach.
In a press conference on Monday, Gibson said that he was close to finalising his technical team. He agreed to keep on former coach Russell Domingo’s assistants when he took the head coach job shortly before the Bangladesh tour.
This means that Charl Langeveldt will not be retained, now that his contract has ended.
Gibson will appoint an assistant coach, a batting coach and a fielding coach.
‘There are names at the moment. Obviously, Cricket South Africa have to make that happen. At the moment there are just names of people that I think can do a good job with the team, some overseas, some local,’ Gibson said. ‘I will do the bowling. I have spoken to Charl; bowling has always been my specialism as a coach, fast bowling. He fully understands that.’
It is believed that batting coach Neil McKenzie, whose contract has also ended, will be retained.
Just a few days ago he received a glowing endorsement from Quinton de Kock after he slammed 168 in the first ODI against Bangladesh.
‘I didn’t get a chance to bat in the Test series, so I had a chance to do some technical work out in the nets with Neil McKenzie, our coach. It was nice to get some batting,’ the 24-year-old said.
‘It’s one hundred, I wouldn’t say it’s form. Anything can happen. But I’d like to keep it going and hopefully there are some more runs coming up.’
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