JP Duminy is set to join the team as batting coach.
Temba Bavuma will captain South Africa’s Test team in the aftermath of Mark Boucher’s departure.
Dean Elgar, who was named Test captain in mid-2021 and won his first four series, including a home series win over India, but lost in England and Australia, will be replaced by Bavuma. Bavuma will continue as ODI captain but has stepped down as T20I captain after South Africa’s group-stage exits at the last two T20 World Cups.
In Tests, Bavuma will work with coach Shukri Conrad, whom he credits with reviving his ODI game. In January, he hit a match-winning century against England in a series win that kept South Africa’s hopes of direct qualification for this year’s ODI World Cup alive.
South Africa’s Test squad will be different from the one that lost their previous two series. After scoring one century but averaging 26.61 in ten Tests, opener Sarel Erwee was informed that he was no longer part of the red-ball plans, paving the way for Aiden Markram’s return after he was dropped in England. Theunis de Bruyn was also informed that he was no longer needed, prompting his international retirement on Thursday.