Cricket South Africa has appointed Mark Boucher as head coach for the Proteas.

Enoch Nkwe will be his assistant, while Faf Du Plessis will remain captain for the team.

Boucher and Nkwe have been appointed until after the 2023 World Cup.

Former Proteas skipper and the new Interim Director for Cricket SA Graeme Smith announced these appointments during a press briefing in Newlands, in Cape Town, this afternoon.

Boucher faces a tough task ahead as the Proteas are expected to square off against England in few days’ time for a test series.

His appointment also comes at the back of a poor performance during the Cricket World Cup in India early this year. The first test against England starts on the 26th of December.