• Protea fans have their say

    We asked: Which player will South Africa need the most to do well in order to win the World Cup. Here’s what the fans said on Facebook and Twitter.

    Steve Goslett: David Miller…. runs required….bowlers will bowl with confidence as defending a big total!
    FafRubayat E-Raihan Du Plessis: Faftastic Du Plessis
    Floyd Simphiwe Cain: Imran Tahir to take wickets and not concede a lot of runs.
    Eugene Maddock: Hashim ‘the anchor’ Amla.
    Rocco Du Plessis: Quinton de Kock as opener and therefore take pressure of Amla, AB, Faf and Rossouw as we need to get big scores and bat our way to the final.
    Devi C Stevens: Hashim Amla.
    Felecia Isaacs Cottle: Quinton De Kock and AB de Villiers.
    Phumlani Ndlovu: AB and David Miller. If they fire we will win this World Cup.
    Paul Adams: JP Duminy…critical!
    Christopher Zoony De Croes: AB De Villiers, our captain and best player… he performs well then whole team inspired.
    Glen Dick: Miller and Tahir.
    Jan-Hendrik Van Wyk Opperman: There are 3. If all three don’t play then SA will lose. Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn. SA struggle if one of them don’t play.
    Thee Outfielder: The fifth bowler/all-rounder. The other 10 positions are well covered.
    Ntombiyenkosi Zulu: Well, all of them. But I have to pick, AB De Villers, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn.
    Kevin Wright: MornĂ© Morkel, because Steyn, AB and Amla are already in some form and we know they are consistent enough to do well, while Morkel’s form has been fluctuating, so if he is at his best like the other three, we are unstoppable.