Should Dean Elgar postpone his retirement to captain a severely-depleted Proteas team on their two-Test tour of New Zealand?
The tour clashes with the SA20, which means no players contracted to the six franchises will travel with the Proteas to New Zealand.
The first Test will begin on 4 February in Mount Maunganui, with the second in Hamilton from 13 February.
Elgar announced that he would retire from Test cricket after the series against India following reports that he was not in coach Shukri Conrad’s long-term plans.
In his penultimate Test, in Centurion, Elgar scored an epic 185 in tough batting conditions and led the team to an innings-and-32-run win having taken over the captaincy from the injured Temba Bavuma on the first morning of the match.
Bavuma has been ruled out of the second Test at Newlands, which will see Elgar captain the Proteas in his final Test appearance. But should Conrad encourage him to stick around for two more?
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