Originally Posted by Briony
Thanks. I trust you don't rate Pienaar though. The others who I've heard and noticed have big wraps on them are Rilee Rouss. and Devon Conway. Are they chances to go to the next level?
Personally don't think Pienaar will play for SA but who knows...could one day play T20.
Rilee Rossouw has all the attacking talent and flare you could want from a young batsman. A bit of a Gibbs like talent or a young AB de Villiers who just back their instict to attack. I do believe he is maturing and will need to and then no doubt he will play for South Africa. He can deflate a bowling attack as he continually will score runs nad hit boundaries if he stays in.
Devon Conway had an amazing junior schoolboy record in Gauteng where he scored something like 24 first-team centuries for his school St Johns. He was scoring double hunderds at junior provincial level. Our ex cricket board president in the 90's, Ray White, dubbed him the best schoolboy batsman since Jacques Henry Kallis and Ford rates him highly and has said he is one of the best young batting talents he has ever seen. Last season was his first full season at franchise level and it was a bit tentative but clearly has the talent and techinique and looks the business and classy but didn't go on and make the runs enough. Big season for him.