Originally Posted by The Sean
To be fair, 4 of that 6 played in the home and away series' 12 months ago and didn't do a lot better.
All of them missed out at least one test in the series. Kallis missed the first test at the WACA, Ntini didnt play in Sydney, Nel was injured in the last inning of the last test at the wanderers, and Pollock missed the first test at Newlands. Add that to the fact that Dale Steyn would have been an incredibly useful addition to that side.
Given that the Ashes series was down under, i thought SA competed quite valiantly against SA, the 3rd test at Sydney was a farce as it stands given that SA were probably the better side, 1-0 in Australia would suggest that it was a pretty tight series.