Prediction of cricbuzz : Langeveldt’s departure dampens the arrival of Conrad and Walter

In fact, Shkri Konrad and Rob Walter are the new coaches of the South African men’s team. But Charl Langevelt, the Punjab Kings’ appointed bowling coach, will be sidelined after dealing the final blow to the country’s collective cricket prowess.

Cribbuzz reported Sunday that Conrad and Walter will replace Mark Boucher as the national red and white ball coach, a CSA confirmed Monday. They started their duties on February 1 and have a four-year contract.

After his T20 World Cup in Australia in November, an interim coaching regime was put in place since Boucher took over as head coach of his Indians in Mumbai a year early. It has been. November 27th, 29th, 30th January and he February 1st. Langeveldt will have to be involved in that run, possibly in the first of two Tests where South Africa will face the West Indies scheduled from 28 February to 12 March. However, with the IPL rumored to start on his March 20th, and the franchise his staff expected him to call back two weeks earlier, he would end up losing the South African match. increase.

Langeveldt’s level of experience and expertise will see bowler skill skyrocket in any dressing room as soon as he arrives. It happened during his first tenure as South African Bowling coach, from June 2015 to his October 2017. Former fast bowler Otis Gibson was appointed head coach when the need for an expert in the field disappeared. Bowling has been a strength of the team since Langeveldt returned to the team after retiring from his Bangladesh coaching staff in December 2019. This South African attack has been blessed with some of the best bowlers of its time and enjoys a lively pitch, especially in Tests. But Langeveldt’s intelligence and influence should not be overlooked. He was credited with Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Marco Jansen becoming outstanding cricketers.

Langeveldt now sits in the departure hall like his Boucher. Last week, Lance Krusener withdrew from the South African Whiteball race despite being a finalist. On the same day, Dwayne Pretorius, the country’s top whiteball all-rounder at a time when few top-tier players had emerged, announced his retirement from international cricket.CSA batting leader Neil Mackenzie left the organization last week. Boucher, Langeveldt, Klusener, Pretorius and McKenzie have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that are invaluable assets for a midfield company like South Africa to lose.

A South African strength and conditioning expert from 2009-2013, Walter turned coaching with the Titans from 2013/14 to 2015/16, winning three trophies before moving to New Zealand in 2016. A return would help balance that equation…but he’s one of the few to return. Conrad, who managed four franchise championships with the Lions and Cobra from 2002/03 to 2009/10 and led South Africa to 7th place out of 16 teams at the 2022 U19 World Cup in the West Indies, has made a name for himself in football in his home country. Stay loyal. Except for short stays in Uganda. But the trend is clearly going in the opposite direction. why? “CSA pay peanuts, tie their hands behind their backs, and hope for a miracle,” a source familiar with the structure told Criccbuzz.

It doesn’t help the CSA that South Africa have lost 10 of their last 15 games. More broadly, Conrad and Walter possess the necessary talent to make the team an attractive choice for both coaches and players. Look no further for a better deal. The reality is that a prospect like his Dewald Brevis, who rose to prominence for his T20 league achievements by the age of 19, doesn’t need South African cricket to have a long, successful and successful career. In his third innings of the first SA20, Brevis struck at his rate of 145.45 and at his rate he scored 112 runs. What is Suits doing to ensure he plays like this in South Africa?

“There is a lot of noise around Brevis,” Enok Nukwe, CSA’s cricket director, said at a news conference on Monday. “We know how good he is, maybe he needs to take a David Warner approach. We understand players like Brevis play a lot of cricket. How do we get him into this long form? We know he has a lot to offer South African cricket.”

The analogy is not perfect. Warner made his T20I and ODI debuts without playing a top-flight match, and had only 11 top-flight matches when he came to Test. But by then he had his 40th whiteball his cap in Australia. Brevis has appeared in six of his List A matches but has yet to play at the top level, let alone South Africa at U19 level and above. If the CSA want to give him reason to believe he’s in their plans, they better pick him right away, regardless of format.ODI with England and 31 March and 2 April. The two WCSL games against the Netherlands at Benoni and Wanderers on Sunday look like good opportunities. Conrad and Walter are under pressure from the beginning of their tenure. The Test team must win both matches against the West Indies to keep hopes of advancing to his WTC Finals at the Oval in June. More realistically, Walter’s team will need to play at least one of his five games against England and the Netherlands to ensure a spot in the World Cup in India in October and his November. It seems that it is necessary to win 3 wins. “All that energy and focus will ensure that we qualify for the World Cup, come to the World Cup and do our best without losing sight of the big picture,” said Nkwe. .

What’s the bigger picture than the 2023 World Cup for ODI teams? 2027 World Cup in South Africa. As Nkwe reveals, CSA has clearly entered the tournament.
“This is a big goal and a big milestone for us as a country. It is imperative. All investment, all energy, all focus will be on 2027. We have an opportunity to win the World Test Championship, but the focus is on the 2027 World Championship.”

South Africa have never reached a Senior World Cup final, let alone won the trophy. What if they don’t win in 2027? It would have been rude to ask on a day when CSA hoped for a brighter but not too distant future.

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