David Miller has failed to live up to his reputation as a game-changing finisher with any great consistency over the past four months.
The South African attack needs to find form in Australasia over the next two months.
Russell Domingo has earned the right to coach the Proteas beyond the 2015 World Cup in Australia.
South Africa’s decision to bowl first in a tournament final against Australia said a lot for the team’s progress.
There is reason for reflection as well as celebration after South Africa’s successful run chase against Australia in Harare on Wednesday.
It’s fitting that Quinton de Kock is being spoken about in the same breath as Sir Vivian Richards and Kevin Pietersen.
The Proteas have sufficient time before the World Cup to offset the loss of Jacques Kallis following his retirement from all international cricket.
Hashim Amla, in his first series as the Proteas Test captain, passed with flying colours to prove he has what it takes to lead a side in transition.
While Dale Steyn put on an exhibition of seam bowling in Galle, the Proteas need their spinners to make more of a contribution in the decisive Test in Colombo.
The Proteas need 20 wickets in at least one of the next two Tests to secure a historic series victory in Sri Lanka.
The Proteas need their great all-rounder to find form – and fitness – sooner rather than later, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Quinton de Kock will have a shot at redemption as well as a world record when he takes guard against the Sri Lankan spinners this Sunday.
Faf du Plessis is quickly becoming the complete cricketer and he will be a key figure in the dressingroom and on the field as the Proteas experience life without Graeme Smith and, to a large extent, Jacques Kallis, writes Jon Cardinelli.