Newly appointed South Africa coach Mark Boucher said that he may consider convincing recently retired players, including AB de Villiers, to turn out for South Africa going into the 2020 World T20 or beyond.
Considered one of the greatest players that South Africa has ever produced, former skipper ABD quit worldwide cricket in March previous year and has been plying his trade in the franchise-based T20 tournaments around the world.
'I will be appointing batting and bowling consultants, and these will be announced in the next couple of days.
"For me, it's about creating an environment where they can forget about all this stuff and get out there and start scoring runs and taking wickets to get their confidence back as soon as possible".
South Africa has designated Mark Boucher as its new head coach. "One of the toughest times was the Hansie Cronje saga (in 2000) and straight after that we beat Australia", Boucher told reporters.
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The first Test against England starts in Pretoria on Boxing Day, followed by three more in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.
"I think we've got a very good chance of turning it around".
Meanwhile in other appointments, Linda Zondi resumes the position of convener of the National Selection Panel (NSP), Faf du Plessis was confirmed as Proteas Test captain and Ashwell Prince will take charge of the South Africa "A" side for their upcoming tour match against England.
Boucher and Nkwe will host a camp from the 18th of December in preparation for the England Series.
De Villiers retired from all formats of global cricket in May 2018, citing a heavy workload, but with a T20 World Cup 10 months away, Boucher was not averse to trying to convince de Villiers to come back.
While Boucher is not in control of the regulations around Kolpak, he may be able to have a say among recent retirees, especially those whom he has a close relationship with. "My point of call is Jacques". My goal is focused on getting the Proteas and the structures performing well.