• Bring back Botha

    Bring back Botha

    I see Johan Botha is doing well for South Australia again. He should be back in the South Africa set-up.

    Pitch perfect

    Pitch perfect

    Morne Morkel would love to dig up the WACA pitch and carry it around Australia with him for the rest of the ODI series.

    Balance is wrong

    Balance is wrong

    No matter what AB de Villiers and David Miller threatened to do, South Africa were never going to win the first ODI in Perth.

    The case for Steyn

    The case for Steyn

    Dale Steyn was unfortunate not to be named ODI Player of the Year for 2014 ahead of AB de Villiers at the International Cricket Council awards.

    Selectors erred

    Selectors erred

    South Africa’s three changes for the third and final T20I against Australia in Sydney were absolutely ludicrous.

    Swing to the left

    Swing to the left

    Barely noticed in South Africa’s T20 big win over Australia in Adelaide was the number of left handed Proteas batsmen.

    Rilee will be fine

    Rilee will be fine

    South Africa lost their one and only warm-up match prior to this week’s T20I series against Australia, but I don’t think it will have a major impact on the preparations.

    Quinton de Kock

    AB, De Kock benefit

    The Proteas have become a far more effective side since Quinton de Kock relieved AB de Villiers of the wicketkeeping duties.

    Beauty of De Kock

    Beauty of De Kock

    The first time Sir Viv Richards batted as high as No3 in ODI cricket he came to the crease in only the second over.

    Pieces in a puzzle

    Pieces in a puzzle

    Andrew Hudson, Russell Domingo and AB de Villiers cannot claim to be on the same page about berths in the World Cup squad.

    NZ won't roll over

    NZ won’t roll over

    The ODI series in New Zealand represents both a challenge and an opportunity for what is a well-balanced Proteas team.

    War on spinners

    War on spinners

    Inside the last three months, the ICC has suspended 10 spin bowlers for suspect actions. It’s a farcical situation.