• Proteas still lack balance

    While South Africa have ticked some boxes in the top- and middle-order, a genuine all-rounder remains elusive.

    Russell Domingo

    Change is overdue

    The limitations of the Proteas coaches and the flawed attitude of the players can no longer be ignored.

    AB may struggle without Steyn

    A dearth of experienced bowling options presents a massive challenge for South Africa’s new Test skipper AB de Villiers.

    Proteas are no quick fix

    While Quinton de Kock’s Test recall is long overdue, it won’t solve all of South Africa’s problems.

    Steyn’s fitness is key

    South Africa’s plan to intimidate and destroy England’s batsmen will hinge on the fitness of Dale Steyn.

    Back to square one

    The decision to reinstate AB de Villiers at wicketkeeper highlights the Proteas’ desperation and lack of progress.

    SA brought down to earth

    The loss in Dehli completed a disastrous and ultimately humbling Test series for the Proteas.