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.
After their T20I, ODI and Test series wins in England, Sri Lanka will be brimming with confidence ahead of the Proteas’ tour next month.
Albie Morkel and Imraan Khan both made their Test debuts for South Africa against Australia at Newlands, from 19-22 March 2009. Neither played another Test.
The biggest debate involving Proteas selectors, coach and captain Hashim Amla will be about the new skipper himself.
Hashim Amla, as the Test captain, should have been appointed the national leader in all three formats.
South Africa’s new Test captain is well equipped for the job, and will lead the Proteas with zen-like focus.
I have had my say in SA Cricket magazine about on-field sledging, and now I want to cover the off-field banter. There was a lot of big talk during the Test series against Australia, mostly by Graeme Smith and Michael Clarke.
JP Duminy’s contributions to the Proteas Test side in recent series should not be discounted.
Ever since Hashim Amla threw his wide-brimmed hat into the ring, to succeed Graeme Smith as Proteas Test captain, the outcome was expected.