McKenzie to continue as Proteas batting coach


Neil McKenzie has confirmed that he will continue as South Africa's batting consultant for the duration of coach Russell Domingo's contract, which expires in April 2017.

A former international batsman who played in 58 Tests, 64 ODIs and two T20Is for the Proteas, McKenzie was first roped in as batting coach for the home T20Is against England earlier this year and subsequently went to the recently concluded World T20.

Although Cricket South Africa have not confirmed if McKenzie will still work with the national side, McKenzie confirmed the news in an interview with SACricketmag.

McKenzie said: "I have really enjoyed my time with the national side as batting coach and will continue in that role until April 2017, when Russell's contract with CSA is set to expire.

"I have a really good relationship with the rest of the coaching staff. Even though we failed to reach the play-offs of the World T20 tournament, I don't think we're far off from where we want to be.

"My challenge going forward will be to continue to try adding value to the set-up and getting to know the batsmen and their respective approaches.

"I want to put everything into the next 12 months and re-assess my coaching career next year, but so far it's gone well."

The Proteas next assignment international cricket will be a triangular ODI series in the West Indies, which will also include Australia, in June.