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South Africa wait on selection convenor to make test captain choice

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South Africa are waiting for the appointment of a new convenor of selectors before naming their test captain but head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it will not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock.

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CAPE TOWN: South Africa are waiting for the appointment of a new convenor of selectors before naming their test captain but head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed it will not be limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock.

Boucher has revealed they will follow the model used by Australia and England, who have different captains for test and limited-overs games, a change from when former skipper Faf du Plessis led South Africa in all three formats.

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"Weve had a lot of conversations and a lot of time to think about what we want to do," Boucher said in a Cricket South Africa statement on Monday.

"Well look to select someone else for the Test role. One of the things that weve learned from England is a guy like Eoin Morgan comes in and hes got a lot of time to plan because hes not involved in the Test team.

"So thats the positive, you get a captain who can sit down and really plan what he wants and how to drive that vision to the players. It gives you some freshness when theres a short turnaround between formats."

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