Cricket South Africa have appointed former Test stalwart Jacques Kallis as batting consultant ahead of the four-Test series with England, while Charl Langeveldt is set to be added to the technical team to coach the bowlers.
Kallis, one of the game’s great all-rounders, will be reunited with head coach Mark Boucher and director of cricket Graeme Smith after the trio played leading roles on the pitch in helping South Africa to the number one ranking across all three formats.
South Africa have struggled with the bat in five-day cricket in 2019. They failed to reach 200 five times.
The retirement of Smith, Kallis, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers in recent years has decimated the South African top order and Boucher will lean on his former teammate to improve their fortunes.