Defeat to New Zealand in Christchurch showed that the Proteas still have much to rectify in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy.
Stephen Cook will be a key player for a Proteas side building towards several big series in 2017.
The Proteas need to come out fighting in the first Test against New Zealand.
South Africa’s new spin trio was responsible for the unlikely yet timely win against Australia in Guyana.
While South Africa have ticked some boxes in the top- and middle-order, a genuine all-rounder remains elusive.
The limitations of the Proteas coaches and the flawed attitude of the players can no longer be ignored.
A dearth of experienced bowling options presents a massive challenge for South Africa’s new Test skipper AB de Villiers.
While Quinton de Kock’s Test recall is long overdue, it won’t solve all of South Africa’s problems.
South Africa’s plan to intimidate and destroy England’s batsmen will hinge on the fitness of Dale Steyn.
The decision to reinstate AB de Villiers at wicketkeeper highlights the Proteas’ desperation and lack of progress.
The loss in Dehli completed a disastrous and ultimately humbling Test series for the Proteas.
The Proteas must look inward for answers after losing a Test series to India in disappointing fashion.
The Proteas need Hashim Amla to fire as a leader and batsman if they are to win the next two Tests in India.
The result as well as the quality of the Proteas’ performance in the World Cup semi-final was not entirely unexpected.
If South Africa are to win this World Cup, they will have succeeded in transforming a weakness into a strength.