Some interesting A team contests are taking place in Bangladesh right now....
South Africa just beat Bangladesh in two four-day games, and along with the West Indies, a tri-series one-dayer competition is taking place. That will be followed up by the WI playing a couple of four-day games against Bangladesh.
This series should be useful to see how the second-string Saffers perform, especially with Ashwell Prince and JP Duminy struggling with the bat.
1) Rilee Rousouw: We heard a lot about the potential of this batsman, but what were his scores in the four-day games? 25, 81, 68, and 16 in the first one-dayer. Frankly, if you can't score centuries against a second-string Bangladeshi attack, you're probably not ready for Test cricket quite yet.
2) The top run-scorers in the four-day games were Tsolekile (251 runs @ an average of 125.5), Kuhn (239 @ 119.5), and Alviro Petersen (248 @ 82). It would seem that this trio is in pole position should Duminy and Prince continue to fail in the West Indies....
3) Elgar, another highly-touted prospect, did not do well at all. In the four-day games, he had scores of 48, 17 and 4.
4) The Saffer centurions in the four-day games were Tsolikile (twice), Petersen and Kuhn.