35 comments
Kaas Van Tonder
Kaas Van Tonder

Nathan Lyon is the Aussies leading wicket taker in Australia and we are considering an All out pace attack? Madness. Looks like we have forgotten how we got to no.1. With a spinner !!! (proper one)

Kaas Van Tonder
Kaas Van Tonder

Going for all pace attack is a mistake. And those who can remember, this strategy failed us repeatedly. Often we would find ourselves not making a break thru and having no variation to change the pace of the game. Plus we would get fined for slow over rate. Our media is not helping with this all out pace attack garbage. Remember Paul Harris? Smith said having someone like him, was one of the reasons we got to No.1

Sandero Msane
Sandero Msane

Yes,iwant to see die old proteas.die flashback

Imraan Shaik
Imraan Shaik

Elgar Cook Amla Faf JP Bavuma DeKock Steyn Rabada Shamsi Morkel...hit like if you think that's our best test team at the moment without AB

Ebrahim Yacoob Badat
Ebrahim Yacoob Badat

Looks and sounds good even though Morkel has been sidelined for a while now. Maybe Vernon Philander instead of Morné Morkel. I would go with Imraan Thahir instead of Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo instead of JP Dumini

Grant Fairley
Grant Fairley

Would be a mistake unless Duminy is the fifth bowler.

Eshlin Vedan
Eshlin Vedan

I think they should play Maharajh, hes been taking loads of wickets in the Sunfoil series so maybe he can transfer that to the Proteas. Also, he has two first class centuries so he adds to the batting depth.

Edwin Qaqambile Amsterdam
Edwin Qaqambile Amsterdam

My team : COOK. ALGER, AMLA, FAF, BAVUMA, JP ,DE KOCK , , STEYN, RABADA, ABBOT, SHAMZI . If philander comes in then de KOCK must open ( not ideal.) I worry about our openers , we play by far way way less test matches then eng/aus/india- who control everthing. I prefer the 7 batsmen.

Zandre Vergotine
Zandre Vergotine

4 seamers and one spinner,we have proven in the ODI's that our batting depth is ok for now,Since AB is not there Amla and Faf needs to play the responsible innings

Peter Doherty
Peter Doherty

Knowing our luck, Steyn or Philander will probably pull up in their 4th or 5th over.

Heinrich Visser
Heinrich Visser

We have JP and Dean there if we need spinners. Why not work on the spinning of those two?

Nabeel Amigoz
Nabeel Amigoz

We need 2bowlers who bowels 140+ all day to win the series previously we had styen and morkel,they are into theire 30s lets hope they can bowel fast this time too

Anele Mlozana
Anele Mlozana

Play Shamsi in order for him to gain international experience, imran has a few years left to play, it will be a good idea to play Shamsi with Imran so he can mentor him into a great test bowler.

Colin Grootboom
Colin Grootboom

Not a bad idea bt i have seen aust struggle against spin lately??

Bongumusa Wonder Sibiya
Bongumusa Wonder Sibiya

I wish to see Abbott bowling in one of those 3 Test matches, especially in the day - night test.

Delia White
Delia White

All the best for the upcoming tour and test cricket against Australia. ...can't wait...go Proteas. ...

Neville Watson
Neville Watson

Our pace bowlers not consistent always struggle to get top batsmen, Their only success is with lower order

Fernie Lewis
Fernie Lewis

Here we go again all pace attack no variety when ball gets old slow down the pace by 40 overs the Aussies will cream u all over the park it's not rocket science did they drop Shane Warne at this venue???????????

Josh Sheev Nicholson
Josh Sheev Nicholson

I love the way it says the old days, as if we haven't fielded and all pace attack in the first test of every one of the last 10 series we've played, then lost those games, return to a more balanced attack.. and then win again

Wesley Cameron
Wesley Cameron

Where did you get that from ? ..Guys like Piedt ,Tahir and Harmer have all started our last 10 Test Series .

Josh Sheev Nicholson
Josh Sheev Nicholson

Over-exaggeration, apologies. But the last 5 or 6 times we have tried to play 4 seamers we have lost. And it's usually at the start of a series

Wesley Cameron
Wesley Cameron

Then I would like the team to look like - 1.Cook 2.Rossouw 3.Amla 4.Duminy 5.Faf 6.Bavuma 7.De Kock 8.Philander 9.Rabada 10.Steyn 11.Abbott

Lubabalo Lue Gift Skhosana
Lubabalo Lue Gift Skhosana

I like your top 7 with no Elgar Wes but for me Abbott and Vern are a bit similar and yes ofcourse one is quicker.Bring in Morne who brings in something different but personally my 4men pace attack would have to have a lefty .Having 4 right armers looks like a waste of time nje

Wesley Cameron
Wesley Cameron

1.Cause Elgar hasn't hit a 50 in 7 innings since his 100 vs Eng , 2.)He does not compliment Cook well enough , both are are conservative .. 3.) Rilee Rossouw is in the form of his life and will enjoy Australian conditions .

Zebi Mokoena
Zebi Mokoena

Like your thinking Wes playing Rillie is a calculated risk. If he gets going we can bat at more than 4 run rate. Other hand playing 4 sealers Abbott can be our donkey bowler, I Dont see Morkel do that job might break during the test