What is it with send-offs? What is the point of that aggression after the batsman has been dismissed and is heading for the tunnel?
The Proteas’ chances of bouncing back against Australia will hinge on their ability to post more top – and middle –order partnerships of substance.
The Proteas look set to reap the benefits of a four-prong seam attack in the short- and long-term.
South Africa’s success against India and Australia may hinge on the management of AB de Villiers.
Gritty performances by the Proteas’ top six at Trent Bridge bode well for a crucial contest at the Oval.
Quinton de Kock has to be backed at No 4 in the absence of AB de Villiers.
A dearth of substantial top-order partnerships continues to limit the Proteas’ potency.