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   AB de Villiers wants 'naive' South Africa to strengthen coaching

AB de Villiers wants 'naive' South Africa to strengthen coaching

REUTERS
Published : Jan 22, 2016, 10:35 am IST
Updated : Jan 22, 2016, 10:35 am IST

'We need to get a bit of advice and help, not only from a batting coach, a few other areas as well.'

(Photo: AFP)
 (Photo: AFP)

'We need to get a bit of advice and help, not only from a batting coach, a few other areas as well.'

Pretoria

 

: South Africa captain AB de Villiers believes his team need to bolster their coaching staff to climb out of the spiral of decline that has cost them their number-one world ranking.

The Proteas have already lost the four-match test series against England but can arrest their worst run of results for 50 years with victory in the final match at Centurion Park, which starts on Friday.

De Villiers, installed as captain for the final two Tests of the summer following the resignation of Hashim Amla earlier this month, says he is keen to continue in charge, but that whatever happens, the team must improve their off-field support.

"I think we have been a bit naive in believing we can just go on in the way we have been,” he told reporters on Thursday.

 

“We need to get a bit of advice and help, not only from a batting coach, a few other areas as well.

"That will all be discussed after the series. We have a nice break and time to think about things."

Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria