South Africa announce appointment of new men’s team head coach

Cricket South Africa has announced new head coaches for both the men’s Test and white-ball squads. Shukri Conrad, who has vast experience in Cricket Africa positions, will lead the Test team for the next four years.

Rob Walter Appointed as a new South Africa Head Coach

Men's ODI and T20 teams

Rob Walter will take over as coach of the Men’s ODI and T20 teams, following Mark Boucher. Between 2009 and 2013, Walter served as South Africa’s strength and conditioning coach before going to New Zealand, where he most recently served as the Central Districts’ head coach.

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Lance Klusener openly withdrew his candidature for the white-ball job only days before his appointment. Conrad has extensive African cricket experience, having served as the head coach of Uganda, the director of South Africa’s National Academy, and the head coach of the Men’s U19 squad. He also coached the U19s to win the CSA Provisional T20 Cup in October after leading them to success at last year’s ICC U19 Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

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“We will constantly emphasize the importance of Test cricket,” CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki said of Conrad’s appointment. “We are adding a handful of Test games over the next four years. We are serious about becoming a Test-playing country and we take the format extremely seriously. We have not consigned it to the outskirts because to T20, and we continue to see ourselves as a major Test-playing country.

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We want to spend in order to restore our Test team to the levels we expect of them.” “We want to be in the top three (in the world), but we are fighting for No. 1, even if it takes another three or four years,” said CSA Director of Cricket Enoch Nkew. Over the next two years, we will be consolidating our position and expanding our talent pool.”

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