Proteas captain AB de Villiers admitted that his team’s batting let them down, leading to the four-wicket loss to the West Indies in the Tri-Nation opener.
England selectors have brought back the dynamic Ben Stokes into the ODI and T20 formats for the series against the Proteas early next year… and there is no place for Stuart Broad.
South Africa were sent a timely reminder of the task ahead when Bangladesh pulled off a stunning 79-run win over India in the first ODI in Mirpur.
The revival of England cricket took another step as Eoin Morgan and Joe Root struck centuries to help England run down their highest-ever ODI target and level the New Zealand series at 2-2.
England captain Eoin Morgan believes the Duckworth-Lewis method deprived England of victory over New Zealand in the second ODI on Friday night.
We look back on five memorable ODI performances by Dale Steyn.
The Proteas duly wrapped up the ODI series by winning the third of five matches by nine wickets in East London on Wednesday.
For all the drama of the second ODI and the 2-0 success of the Proteas in the series, there remain many unknowns in the make-up of the team ahead of the World Cup.
Whatever else the Proteas ODI team lack, it is not support and team-work up front, which is building a solid unit ahead of the World Cup in February.
AB de Villiers played the greatest innings in ODI history to crush the West Indies by 148 runs in the second ODI, at the Wanderers on Sunday.
The first-choice Proteas batting line-up for the World Cup would be like the one which beat the West Indies by 61 runs on Friday night, says ODI captain AB de Villiers
Imran Tahir and JP Duminy spun a web which strangled the West Indies and gave the Proteas a 61-run win in the first rain-hit ODI against the West Indies in Durban on Friday.
Once again, there will be an element of experimentation in the Proteas five-match ODI series against the West Indies, starting Friday in Durban, as there was with the T20 series.