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.
Careful management of one of South African cricket’s prize assets will ensure that Kagiso Rabada takes his place among the Test bowling greats.
New coach Ottis Gibson will need to address the Proteas’ mental frailties as well as their technical shortcomings during this period of transition.
A lack of significant individual scores and partnerships continues to compromise the Proteas in big Tests.
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.
The top-rated batting unit on the planet failed to live up to the hype once again at the 2017 Champions Trophy.
The Proteas head into the Champions Trophy with only one competent death-bowling option in Kagiso Rabada.
A dearth of substantial top-order partnerships continues to limit the Proteas’ potency.
Keshav Maharaj’s arrival and Morné Morkel’s return bode well for a Proteas side with grand ambitions.
The ODI series finale in Auckland should provide the South African attack with a shot at death-bowling redemption.
Defeat to New Zealand in Christchurch showed that the Proteas still have much to rectify in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy.