Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday named AB de Villiers as captain of both the Proteas’ ODI and T20 squads. His deputy in both formats will be Hashim Amla. De Villiers will also be Graeme Smith’s deputy in the Castle Test squad.
In another significant development Russell Domingo, currently coach of the Chevrolet Warriors, has been named assistant coach of the Proteas while former Proteas’ legend Allan Donald is the new bowling coach.
Paddy Upton (mental conditioning consultant) and Mike Young (fielding consultant) will assist the Proteas on a part-time basis.
“De Villiers and Amla have been part of the new tier of leadership that has been built up in the Proteas’ squad for some time now under the guidance of Graeme Smith,” commented CSA CEO Gerald Majola.
“Domingo has done outstanding work with the Chevrolet Warriors, particularly in the limited overs format,” he added. “He led the Warriors to both the limited overs crowns in the 2009-10 season, and has qualified the Warriors for the Champions’ League for two seasons in a row. This included reaching the final in last year’s edition.
“He has also achieved considerable success with the South Africa A side and this is a natural progression in his coaching career to move up to the highest level.”
Domingo and Kirsten have worked together before when Kirsten was a batting consultant to the Warriors’ franchise.
“Donald’s record speaks for itself,” added Majola. “He has been involved with both the England and New Zealand national sides as well as in county cricket with Warwickshire. Above all, his record in international cricket as a player makes him ideally equipped to work with what is still a young Proteas’ bowling attack.”
The remainder of the Proteas’ management structure is unchanged.