A lack of significant individual scores and partnerships continues to compromise the Proteas in big Tests.
Faf du Plessis has to deliver as a batsman and tactician in South Africa’s must-win Test at Old Trafford.
The Proteas’ search for centuries may come to an end this week when they revisit the scene of Hashim Amla’s record-breaking triple-ton.
Gritty performances by the Proteas’ top six at Trent Bridge bode well for a crucial contest at the Oval.
Quinton de Kock has to be backed at No 4 in the absence of AB de Villiers.
Dean Elgar has to fire for South Africa to stand any chance of claiming a third-successive Test series win in England.
The top-rated batting unit on the planet failed to live up to the hype once again at the 2017 Champions Trophy.
South Africa’s batting implosion against Pakistan bodes badly for a more challenging clash against India.
The Proteas head into the Champions Trophy with only one competent death-bowling option in Kagiso Rabada.
A dearth of substantial top-order partnerships continues to limit the Proteas’ potency.
Keshav Maharaj’s arrival and Morné Morkel’s return bode well for a Proteas side with grand ambitions.
Stephen Cook, Hashim Amla, and Temba Bavuma need to find form ahead of a series in England where big team scores will be paramount.
The ODI series finale in Auckland should provide the South African attack with a shot at death-bowling redemption.
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.