The Proteas lack depth in bowling, our fielding is amateurish at best and our batsmen are either low on confidence or just not good enough . . . but the biggest problem the Proteas have is a weak captain. Faf hasn't been our worst batsman by any stretch but his decisions have been poor, his leadership is non-existent and his body language and general attitude is that of a loser.
This is what Faf said before the loss to India:
"For myself, it's really important to stay strong. My position that I'm in is I'm the captain of the team right now and players are looking for someone to lead them. So all I can do is try my absolute best to try and do that."
So how does our courageous captain set an example of leadership and try his "absolute best" to lead the team? He runs back to the hotel and leaves Chris Morris to do the post match press conference.
If Faf hasn't got the guts to front up at a post match press conference how on earth can he inspire the players to perform better?
I wouldn't drop Faf because he's still one of our more reliable batsman (which isn't saying much) but I'd be thinking about giving the captaincy to someone else right now. Not sure who but at the very least someone who'll stand up and take it on the chin instead of running away.