Originally Posted by Briony
And the Aussie one is expected tomorrow.
I assume the funny names in parentheses are their domestic teams.
Graeme Smith (Nashua Cape Cobras, capt), Johan Botha (Chevrolet Warriors, vice-capt), Yusuf Abdulla (Nashua Dolphins), Mark Boucher (Chevrolet Warriors), AB de Villiers (Nashua Titans), JP Duminy (Nashua Cape Cobras), Herschelle Gibbs (Nashua Cape Cobras), Jacques Kallis (Chevrolet Warriors), Albie Morkel (Nashua Titans), Morne Morkel (Nashua Titans), Justin Ontong (Nashua Cape Cobras), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Robbie Peterson (Nashua Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Nashua Titans), Roelof van der Merwe (Nashua Titans).
I'm surprised that Morne Morkel got picked and they've retained faith in Smith despite his abject form and Abdulla is probably selected on the back of his IPL heroics.
I like it, Justin Ontong (my only question mark) makes another appearance, wonder if he'll actually get to bat this time! Potentially a tournament winning side, but depends on whether some of their key players (Smith, Albie Morkel and Steyn) can recover their form by the start of the tourney. I'd expect Steyn to be one of the new ball bowlers, Albie the third seamer, Roelof and Botha the 2 spinners, the second new ball bowler is the question. Difficult to choose between Morkel, Parnell and Abdulla. Also wonder about the batting order, where will Kallis bat? I'm sure there'll be raised eyebrows in South Africa at Ntini's non-selection, but it's justified.