If the board weren't involved in making the announcement then it may be OK as hopefully there are still some competent people working at the lower levels of CSA. Of course, that could just be wishful thinking.
|Hamza||Smuts||Petersen||v Tonder||vd Dussen||de Bruyn|
|de Zorzi||Second||Ackerman||Bavuma||du Plessis|
|Verreynne||Qeshile||van Biljon||Mulder||de Kock|
Independent Media understands the new interim structure will feature former Proteas and former executives who have a high standing with the International Cricket Council.
Stephen Cook is one of those that have gone on this mission.We sending a security assessment delegation to Pakistan this weekend.
Pakistan will also play three T20 internationals during the tour, which was earlier scheduled to be held in September/October this year but had to be deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa.www.hindustantimes.com
Heck before that even. When Smith retired unexpectedly we had no clue who to pick and burnt through both Hash and ABdV. And captaincy was a big factor in effecting those two players careers.I do like the idea of inter-squad games. Not only should it allow our players to test themselves against a higher level than the regular domestic sides, maybe it's also an opportunity to give players some captaincy experience which could help in planning for succession - right now we have no clue who the test captain will be if Faf's not there.
You mean other than Roelfeson who top scored and avg 68. Never mind Hamza, Rickelton, Breetzke and Moore who all avg above 50+. de Zorzi was not bad last season either. And it would be nice to see Elgar in there considering he did pretty well and is one of the few members of the current Test squad that is likely to be guaranteed a spot and could also be possible captain replacement for Faf.What younger players have done enough to deserve being in the squad though?
Going to give them the ODI games in this series & v Pakistan. If they haven't worked out by then that this lot isn't going to do much then I don't know. Don't think we can expect miracles. I suppose they were unlikely to bring youngsters for the T20s (WC in a year) but there is no chance a lot of these players should be in a our 50-over WC squad in 3 years. In this time - hopefully some of the other younger players keep growing their games in the 4-day format & put their names up again in domestic white-ball. Frustrations obviously are truncated season and lack of SA A games (there was meant to be an increase before COVID restrictions).You mean other than Roelfeson who top scored and avg 68. Never mind Hamza, Rickelton, Breetzke and Moore who all avg above 50+. de Zorzi was not bad last season either. And it would be nice to see Elgar in there considering he did pretty well and is one of the few members of the current Test squad that is likely to be guaranteed a spot and could also be possible captain replacement for Faf.
About the only positive for me is that at least those guys will be playing 4-day cricket instead. Which may very well be the thinking.
That smidgen of consistency was important for Mpitsang and Proteas coaches Mark Boucher and Enoch Nkwe (who make up the men’s team’s selection panel) and partly explains the absences of Imran Tahir and Chris Morris. Both players remain part of the plans in the T20 format for the Proteas according to Mpitsang, but will be looked at for series’ next year, before the T20 World Cup. “The Proteas will be playing a lot of cricket. We just wanted to be consistent with those guys we did pick last year,” said Mpitsang.
I would be quite happy with this team. I would play van Tonder at 3 and drop Petersen and de Kock down one.I know it is only 2 rounds and I hate selecting on form but I think a good mix in the situation we are in is some form & definitely looking to the future.
To be honest so little test cricket is played I am over the experienced card and I don't care if we dishing out caps here. I think for us to be competitive we can't select P.Malan, Markram, Hamza, vd Dussen, Bavuma, de Bruyn and Pretorius right now.
1. Dean Elgar (c)
2. SJ Erwee
3. Keegan Petersen
4. Quinton de Kock
5. Raynard van Tonder
6. Wiaan Mulder
7. Kyle Verreynne (wk)
8. Keshav Maharaj
9. Kagiso Rabada
10. Anrich Nortje
11. Lungi Ngidi
12. Beuran Hendricks
13. George Linde
14. Glenton Stuurman
Reserve batsman can be anyone's guess.