Who is on the Selection Committee?
Linda Zondi (welcomed back on board on Saturday) then headed up a panel also comprising Hussain Manack, Domingo and two former national players in Ashwell Prince and Errol Stewart.
I do not trust any of the SC members to even make a basic selection of players to play test cricket, Where is Graeme Smith and Boucher in all this??????
Faf du Plessis (Titans, captain), Temba Bavuma (Lions), Quinton de Kock (Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Pieter Malan (Cape Cobras), Aiden Markram (Titans), Zubayr Hamza (Cape Cobras), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Rudi Second (Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions)
Temba Bavuma (Lions), Nandre Burger (Cape Cobras), Theunis de Bruyn (Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Pieter Malan (Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Glenton Stuurman (Warriors), Pite van Biljon (Knights), Kyle Verreynne (Cape Cobras)
So what have we got here:-
1 Temba Bavuma = who failed repeatedly in India and has a good batting record once in a Blue Moon,
2 Elgar slightly better than Bavuma, since he has a good batting record twice in a blue moon
3 Beuran Hendriks - when last did he play an average game even on provincial level?
4 Pieter Malan - where is his brother Janneman - who has a better record than him
5 Dane Piett - has this guy not had enough failure records yet?
6 Somebody will have to get De Kock, Markram and Rabada to apply themselves more diligently t o play cricket
7 Where is Breetzke and Van Tonder in the "A-team"
Boucher must be careful, The following statement will rule him out of favour with the tip expert on site Mozart:-
"When asked over the possibility of bringing back some of South Africa's lost talents in England, Boucher revealed that he'd love to strengthen the Proteas similar to how Rassie Erasmus transformed the Springboks.
"If you look at rugby, the way the Springboks won the World Cup, the experience they got from players playing overseas was invaluable," Boucher told reporters at Newlands on Saturday."
How dare he be that stupid to say such a positive thing about Erasmus???