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    Mickey Arthur?

    Anyone even heard of the new South African coach?!
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    i think i may have seen him open a while back for griquas against WP, when i was living in SA. not a bad player, although i dont think he should be the coach, but we'll see how he goes.

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    What was his success rate for Eastlands?

    Never heard of him before, but then I'm not a big follower of SA domestic cricket.
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    I guess everyone outside of Australia (and a lot of people in Australia) would have been saying the same thing about John Buchanan. Hopefully he's a good influence on the group. Seems like me must have a way about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    I guess everyone outside of Australia (and a lot of people in Australia) would have been saying the same thing about John Buchanan. Hopefully he's a good influence on the group. Seems like me must have a way about him.
    Yeah good point. You don't always require to be a successful cricketer or big name to be a successful coach. Let's hope he does good things for SA cricket.
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    Eric Simons was a fantastic player (I'd never heard of him before his appointment either).
    Glad to hear they've had the sense to use RJ only in a short-term role (maybe use him again in a few years' time), and well... good luck to Mr. Arthur.
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    He cant do worse than Jennings in all probability

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    He cant do worse than Jennings in all probability
    Hence SA's tragic 14 match winning streak?

    I've heard of Mickey Arthur, but probably don't know enough to reliably tell you about him here... A bit of a dark horse tbh..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Hence SA's tragic 14 match winning streak?

    I've heard of Mickey Arthur, but probably don't know enough to reliably tell you about him here... A bit of a dark horse tbh..
    South Africa havent done too well in the past 6 months. The clean sweep in the Windies is great and the side may look to turn it around but its been a poor recent history as far as South African cricket goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    South Africa havent done too well in the past 6 months. The clean sweep in the Windies is great and the side may look to turn it around but its been a poor recent history as far as South African cricket goes.
    Well if England seriously are touted as "Ashes contenders" (Although I find that totally absurd), we shouldn't be too upset with a 2-1 loss to them in the tests? If they are that good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Well if England seriously are touted as "Ashes contenders" (Although I find that totally absurd), we shouldn't be too upset with a 2-1 loss to them in the tests? If they are that good?
    As far as I remember (could be wrong) Jennings was the coach in India too. Maybe not in Sri Lanka but you may be satisfied with Jenning's performance. I am not and thought the team could have played better over all.

    England deserved to win the series and I am not discrediting them but South Africa should have fought better. Smith's captaincy has a lot of blame to take for the field placings for one but the coach must take part of the blame too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Yeah good point. You don't always require to be a successful cricketer or big name to be a successful coach. Let's hope he does good things for SA cricket.
    My point was that even as a coach, he's not well known.

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    John Buchanan's most recent credentials when taking the Australian job were to fail as Middlesex coach.
    Sometimes a good coach can appear, to the unwary eye, out of nowhere.
    I mean, who can honestly say they knew who Duncan Fletcher was, apart from the guy who'd coached Glamorgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    As far as I remember (could be wrong) Jennings was the coach in India too. Maybe not in Sri Lanka but you may be satisfied with Jenning's performance. I am not and thought the team could have played better over all.

    England deserved to win the series and I am not discrediting them but South Africa should have fought better. Smith's captaincy has a lot of blame to take for the field placings for one but the coach must take part of the blame too.
    I don't really think Jennings can take too much of the blame - the problems were Smith's lack of form, the fact that Nel was injured for 4\5ths of the series, the fact that Steyn was selected (not much to do with Jennings AFAIK) ahead of 6 or 7 better-qualified candidates, the fact that the only Test Boje didn't play in was the only Test he'd have been any use in, and the fact that Rudolph was forever preferred to De Bruyn.
    Plus the fact that Tsolekile started the series.

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