South Africa wait on choice convenor to make Test captain selection

Cape Town, September 21

South Africa are ready for the appointment of a brand new convenor of selectors earlier than naming their Test captain however head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it could not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock.

Boucher has revealed they’d comply with the mannequin utilized by Australia and England, who’ve completely different captains for Test and limited-overs video games, a change from when former skipper Faf du Plessis led South Africa in all three codecs.

“We’ve had a lot of conversations and a lot of time to think about what we want to do,” Boucher mentioned in a Cricket South Africa assertion on Monday.

“We’ll look to pick another person for the Test position. One of the issues that we’ve realized from England is a man like Eoin Morgan is available in and he’s bought quite a lot of time to plan as a result of he’s not concerned within the Test workforce.

“So that’s the positive, you get a captain who can sit down and really plan what he wants and how to drive that vision to the players. It gives you some freshness when there’s a short turnaround between formats.”

Boucher revealed De Kock was not eager to steer the facet in Tests.

“The final dialog I had with Quinny round this matter was in India (in March) the place he felt the workload was going to be somewhat excessive for him.

“Whoever is the (Test) captain will probably use Quinny’s brain to good effect because as a keeper you see things from probably the best angle.”

South Africa are not sure over their subsequent fixtures, with actual dates for proposed Test collection towards Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia between January and March subsequent 12 months but to be revealed. Reuters

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