Hopefully the Proteas will be much more relaxed when they face New Zealand on Wednesday after finally breaking their duck at the 2019 World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Hashim Amla’s performance in the coming match against New Zealand may prove key to South Africa’s World Cup redemption, writes JON CARDINELLI
Take the win and leave town was the plan and South Africa did what was needed, picking up their first win of the World Cup, by nine wickets against Afghanistan in Cardiff, writes GARY LEMKE.
The Proteas owe themselves and the nation a more traditionally combative performance at the back-end of the round-robin phase, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Given that the game was a ‘must-win’ following three straight defeats, one assumes that the South African selectors picked their strongest available squad to take on the West Indies, writes GARY LEMKE.
Monday’s washout with the West Indies will make the Proteas’ qualification for the World Cup semi-finals even more unlikely, but not impossible.
Forget about AB de Villiers and all the other problems. The Proteas need to start showing some serious backbone at the World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The bombshell of AB de Villiers couldn’t come at a worse time for Cricket South Africa … but it’s a mess of their own making, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
Sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and say ‘we are not good enough’ to win the World Cup. That’s where South Africa are, after losing their third successive match, writes GARY LEMKE.
SA’s clueless approach to the India wrist-spinners further highlighted the team’s lack of progress over the past year, writes JON CARDINELLI.
An outright, obvious replacement for Dale Steyn he is not, but Beuran Hendricks is perhaps a blessing in disguise.
The Proteas’ hopes of a World Cup recovery plan have been thrown into disarray with the news that Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the World Cup, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
The Proteas’ star batsmen need to take more responsibility when chasing big targets if they want to stay in the hunt for the World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
A lack of creativity and energy across the middle overs has rendered the much-hyped Proteas attack largely impotent at this World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The ‘best bowling side in the competition’ gave their batsmen a World Cup record to chase for victory, which proved beyond them as they slumped to a second successive defeat, writes GARY LEMKE.