AB de Villiers’ indifferent attitude throughout the tournament filtered down to the rest of the team.
The Proteas need to exploit India’s dent in confidence and target their weaker bowling attack.
Even if the Proteas have an off day, they will have the class to beat this underwhelming Pakistan side.
The Proteas should pick Morne Morkel ahead of an all-rounder for their opener against Sri Lanka.
Chris Morris needs to play every Champions Trophy game at No 7 to avoid repeating past failings in major tournaments.
The selectors made the right call by including Keshav Maharaj and Morné Morkel, as they don’t affect the continuity of the side.
Aiden Markram will play for the Proteas, but there’s no need to rush.
No 1 in the ODI rankings. No 2 in the Test rankings. The Proteas can reflect on a very successful season.
Imran Tahir would have been a good horses-for-courses inclusion for the third Test against New Zealand.
The three-match Test series should be a chance for the Proteas to have a look at the fringe players in the squad.
JP Duminy has to contribute more regularly at No 5, if he wants to hold on to his place in the ODI team.
The Proteas will go into yet another five-match ODI series with Kagiso Rabada expected to shoulder most of the responsibility.
T20Is have become an integral part of the schedule, but the ICC should treat the format for what it is – a bit of fun.
Imran Tahir should have been one of the first names on the ODI Team of the Year list.
Faf du Plessis’ decision to declare didn’t affect the outcome of the result. Instead, it showed a brave, new South Africa.