Botha made 118 first-class appearances in a career that spanned more than a decade. He was most recently the head coach of South Western Districts, having served as the bowling coach of the Johannesburg-based Lions team and head coach of Warriors in the domestic circuit earlier. He has also been a bowling consultant in the National Academy and the South Africa A side.
Matthew Reuben and Sizwe Hadebe will join the technical staff taking up the role of a performance analyst and physiotherapist, respectively, while Runeshan Moodley has been named the strength and conditioning coach.
“We would like to thank Neil for committing himself to the series while the permanent appointment is being finalised. He and Shukri have a good working relationship, having previously coached together at SA Under-19 level, and we look forward to them combining for the first series in what is a new era for the Test side,” Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe said.
“I am pleased to have Piet join the support staff. He has extensive coaching experience and has guided several promising players through the domestic pathway to higher honours,” Conrad said. “Having personally experienced what he has to offer as a coach during his time at the National Academy, I am looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with him at this level.”
South Africa coaching staff for the Test Series against West Indies
Shukri Conrad (Head Coach), Khomotso Volvo Masubelele (Team Manager), Neil McKenzie (Batting Consultant), Charl Langeveldt (Bowling Coach), Kruger van Wyk (Fielding Coach), Matthew Reuben (Performance Analyst), Sizwe Hadebe (Physiotherapist), Runeshan Moodley (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Dr Hashendra Ramjee (Team Doctor), Kyle Botha (Logistics and Masseur), Zunaid Wadee (Security), Lucy Davey (Media Manager)