Neil McKenzie will serve as a batting consultant for the Proteas during their two-match Test series against the West Indies.
McKenzie, who played 58 Tests for the Proteas from 2000 to 2009, returned to CSA as a high-performance batting lead coach in 2020 after a successful stint as Bangladesh’s batting coach.
CSA said on Thursday that the Proteas’ permanent batting coach will be named at a later stage. Boland Rocks and Paarl Royals head coach JP Duminy is reportedly set to replace Justin Sammons.
The West Indies 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 in South Africa, having coached the Warriors and most recently the Garden Route Badgers (SWD). He has also been a bowling consultant to the National Academy and South Africa A side.
Former New Zealand Test wicketkeeper and Proteas Women fielding coach Kruger van Wyk has been appointed the Proteas’ full-time Test fielding coach.
Matthew Reuben and Sizwe Hadebe join the technical staff from the Titans as the respective performance analyst and physiotherapist, while Runeshan Moodley makes the step up from the Warriors to the national side as the strength and conditioning coach.
“I am pleased to have Piet join the support staff,” said Proteas head coach Shukrid Conrad. “He has extensive coaching experience and has guided several promising players through the domestic pathway to higher honours. Having personally experienced what he has to offer as a coach during his time at the National Academy, I am looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with him at this level.
“Kruger has vast experience having worked across the South African cricket pipeline from club cricket to the national women’s team, and I am excited for him bring this expertise to the men’s Test environment, along with the newly-appointed technical staff in Matthew, Sizwe and Runeshan.”
The first Test between the Proteas and West Indies starts in Centurion on Tuesday, with the second at the Wanderers from 8 March.
Proteas team management for West Indies series – 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).