They did open with Dominic Hendricks who was batsman of 2010 u19 CWC. He finally stepped up as well. I found it strange though that for the last game Petersen batted 3 and Quinton continuted to open. Q is definitely a see-the-ball-hit-the-ball kind of a cricketer and with more gaps in the field with a slip cordon around and his ability to score around the dial he will always score fast in the red ball game I reckon.
I understand your point re: Morkel as he can waste deliveries and it can be hugely frustrating. But our coaching staff value his experience in the role he plays and tbh many batsmen around the world say how tough it is to face him when he gets it right. But I reckon now that he his getting close to 30 mark he better work even harder with players breathing down his neck and I'm sure Donald make sure he does.
You're right re: Morris and yesterday Donald labelled him a real gem and labelled Beuran Hednricks as a star in the making as he trained with the Proteas yesterday. Can't believe I forgot to mention Beuran above. He provides a left-arm option as well.
I think we have the talent in the spinning department but it may take time. We have our experienced spinners in Robbie P and Tahir but not many with a lot of experience under their belts in spinning terms. A lot of ours are in their early 20's still and not in the mid to late 20's zone and thats not including the LO's spinners in Phangiso and vd Merwe. For example Dane Piedt (22), Simon Harmer (23), Keshav Maharaj (22), Prenelan Subrayen (19) are the finger spinners. Harmer is the closest out of all of them but I want him to regularly take wickets for SA 'A' now and play in Asian conditions. Subrayen needs to gain confidence after the bowling action issue and Maharaj is in fine form so he has competition.Our wrist spinners are Eddie Leie (26) but he is behind Tahir at the Lions & Shaun Von Berg (26) but he is too inconsistent for my liking and may face comeptition for his spot from Thomas Kaber (20) in next season's Sunfoil Series at the Titans. These spinners all went on a training camp to India so CSA are trying to grow their games.