Fair enough but I see no reason why Abbott can't have a good 4-5 years in the team atleast. Part of that is because I think the end isn't far off for Steyn /PhilanderYeah not disputing that, just think bolting him together with a 20 year old is strange. Abbott will be finished about the same time as Philander/Steyn so he isn't really the future.
Personally not happy with no QDK, no reason to burden ab with keeping when you have such a talent. Also duminy does not deserve a spot in this squad, he is riding his 160 at the mcg for all its worth. An average of under 35 is not good enough at test level.SA squad for first two Tests announced:
Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Kyle Abbott, Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Morne Morkel, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl.
A bit rough for Harmer and not sure AB should be keeping, but good to see Rilee Rossouw getting a call up.
Overall, not too much to complain about.
It's worth noting that most of his FC experience is based on stuff that would be the equivalent of the Futures League. He's only played 6 FC games for his franchise. SA is weird wrt record keeping.Any Saffers know much about Dwaine Pretorius? Looking at his figures and stats makes me wonder why SA have been bemoaning having no allrounders.
He's a bloke you know nothing about who has played 6 'genuine' First Class games.Nah, he is.
Far more dire players have been looked at by SA in recent years.
I think tec was mainly talking about the longer format when mentioning Footitt and Plunkett.^ What a load of ****. Since his ODI debut
ST Finn 2011-2015 98 @ 28.96 5.09 RPO
JM Anderson 2011-2015 90 @ 27.02 4.83 RPO
TT Bresnan 2011-2015 69 @ 33.18 5.47 RPO
JC Tredwell 2011-2015 60 @ 25.86 4.70 RPO
CR Woakes 2011-2015 55 @ 34.27 5.79 RPO
SCJ Broad 2011-2015 53 @ 39.39 5.43 RPO
CJ Jordan 2013-2015 39 @ 30.64 5.84 RPO
So aside from Finn/Jimmy who are miles ahead of the rest Woakes fits in with Broad/Bresnan/Jordan numbers wise and he bowls at the death.
LE Plunkett 2011-2015 8 @ 38.25 6.12 RPO
There is your hero Liam Plunket