point of view ODI 1 provided no favours. More than half the team didn't get to bat and in the case of Pretorios and Mulder batting was necessary so as to give the selectors a better idea as to the better allrounder.I'm leaning towards Mulder but I'd llike to see him under pressure putting bat to ball against Sri Lanka. Pretorios offers nothing as a bowler and has yet to impact with the bat at international level as does at domestic level.
Gibson has wasted a lot of precious time by trading with club level players, the likes of Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks and Dane Paterson should never have dorned national colours. And he's still struggling with the batting lineup and batting form. Questions hang around Hamzr and Duminy and may not be answered before the WC. For ODI 2 I would drop Faf and Pretorios and bring in Markram and Hamzr and I would stick with the former for all th e remaining ODI's.
This is the most poorly prepared Protea side leading into the WC.
Anyone out there expecting them to win the WC?....speak now I'd luv to hear.