England appoint Jacques Kallis as batting consultant
England Men have confirmed the coaching appointments for their Test Tour of Sri Lanka in January. Seven coaches will join the squad for the two-Test tour of Sri Lanka, with the tour party departing on 2 January. Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis joins the England men’s team for the first time as batting coaching consultant.
England have confirmed the news via electronic media that South Africa legend Jacques Kallis has joined as a batting consultant ahead of their upcoming Test tour of Sri Lanka. Kallis, who retired from Test cricket in 2014, has performed coaching roles with various teams. Notably, he was South Africa’s batting coach during the 2019/20 season when England visited. Kallis, who was also named in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2020, is South Africa’s most respected Test batsman and with 45 centuries in the format, is second only after Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time list for most hundreds.
- Head Coach: Chris Silverwood
- Assistant Coach: Paul Collingwood
- Wicketkeeper Coaching Consultant: James Foster
- Fielding Coach: Carl Hopkinson
- Batting Coaching Consultant: Jacques Kallis
- Bowling Coach: Jon Lewis
- Spin Bowling Coaching Consultant: Jeetan Patel
England Men’s Test Squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
- Saturday 2 January: Touring party departs from London to Hambantota
- Tuesday 5-9 January: Training and preparation at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
- Thursday 14-18 January: 1st Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
- Friday 22-26 January: 2nd Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
- Wednesday 27 January: Touring party departs Sri Lanka