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Wandile Gwavu is appointed as South Africa’s white-ball fielding coach.

Wandile Gwavu is appointed as South Africa's white-ball fielding coach.

The South African team’s white-ball fielding coach has been named as Wandile Gwavu. It’s noteworthy that he began his coaching career almost ten years ago in the Eastern Cape.

To oversee the fielding practice for the series against the Netherlands and the West Indies in the previous season, Gwavu was added to the national team. The 36-year-old will now report to batting coach JP Duminy and Rob Walter, who was appointed earlier this year.

Fielding has evolved into a crucial component of any successful side, according to Proteas Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe, as a result of the razor-thin margins and rising stakes in 50-over and T20 cricket. The management is sure that Gwavu’s experience will help the Proteas maintain their illustrious tradition of fielding excellence in both formats of the game, the manager continued.

“Fielding has become a crucial component of any successful team because of the narrow margins and rising stakes in 50-over and T20 cricket, and we firmly believe Wandile’s experience will help the Proteas continue their long legacy of fielding brilliance in both forms. His coaching history speaks volumes, and he offers a plethora of expertise at the highest level of South African cricket,” Enoch Nwke remarked, as cited by ESPNcricinfo.

South Africa wins a spot in the 2023 ICC World Cup.
South Africa has now successfully qualified for the World Cup competition that will take place in India later this year. The team led by Aiden Markram recently defeated the Netherlands at home and was focused on the series between Bangladesh and Ireland.

Even if Ireland wins the series, they won’t be able to surpass South Africa (who are presently ninth on the Super League points standings) as the first ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh was rained out due to inclement weather in Chelmsford. Ireland will therefore have to participate in the Zimbabwe-based qualification tournament for ten teams.

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