Adversity can breed positive change -Â South African cricket
Former South Africa captain Graeme SmithÂ has beenÂ writing exclusively for The Independent this summer. Here, in his final piece, he looks at the future of the Proteas [This was before India South African cricket series]
As Du Plessis said upon arrival back in to Cape Town, whomever is confirmed as South Africaâ€™s next head coach would be wise to avoid wholesale change as this squad looks to address the challenges highlighted during the Test Series in England.
There are clearly a number of issues faced by the squad as it stands, both from a tactical and personnel perspective. On the latter, a key marker of success for any new coach will be identifying players within the franchise system who have shown potential in terms of their ability to contribute consistently in Test Cricket for South Africa.
If Iâ€™m honest on that front, this is a transitional period for South African cricket. The squad appears to be in limbo, with there being a dearth of obvious Test Match talent presenting itself. All international sides go through this at some stage, and even against the backdrop of the ongoing political and economic issues that remain prominent when discussing South African cricket, sometimes there simply arenâ€™t players out there putting their hands up.”
For more check up “The Independent”