Kirsten joins Proteas ahead of 2nd Test

Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten will join the Proteas in Sri Lanka as a strategist and batting consultant.

Former Proteas batsman and coach Gary Kirsten will join up with the Proteas squad in Sri Lanka. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Gary Kirsten has joined the Proteas squad ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka, which starts in Colombo on Thursday.

Since relinquishing his position as Proteas coach last year, the former Proteas batsman has been used as a strategist and batting consultant on an ad hoc basis.

The arrangement was confirmed prior to the start of the two-test series in Sri Lanka, and will continue throughout the season.

Kirsten will be with the team until the second day of the Test match.