- admin | January 28, 2022 | 11:30 am
South Africa came back from defeat in a Centurion to spark a strong comeback after a tough period of Cricket. They came from the back to win the Test series, swept the ODI series, and had a string of players returning to action. The coach is in the middle of a racism allegation, and the board has been facing issues over the last two years, but a strong performance on the field will allow South Africa to rest for a while. Along with the off-field relaxations, South Africa has had a good amount of returns on the field, which are:
Quinton De Kock’s Return to Cricket and Runs
Following his retirement from Tests, South Africa may have had concerns regarding the future of Quinton De Kock. Quinton De Kock is a vital cog in the national side, and losing a player like him is huge, especially when he is in his prime. His performance and commitment in the limited-overs leg though would have impressed South Africa and allowed them to be at peace, seeing that they don’t have much to worry about. His free stroke play and aggressive batting came to light, and Quinton De Kock formed a strong partnership with Janneman Malan.
Lungi Ngidi’s Bowling Load
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Lungi Ngidi’s form has been a question over the last year. He has suffered with injuries and stamina. In his early days, Ngidi could bowl long spells, but fitness affected him. Through the tour though, Ngidi came back and bowled long spells again, bought back his heavy ball, and was tough to get away. With Ngidi back in form, Him along with the likes of Rabada, Nortje and Jansen can form a powerful bowling attack.
Andile Phehlukwayo’s silent but valuable spells
Andile Phehlukwayo is a key member of the limited overs sides, but isn’t to noticed. His ability to bowl quiet spells of medium pace, and hit runs in the back end of an innings often go unnoticed due to the flamboyance of his teammates. Despite the contributions from the others though, Phehlukwayo finished as the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series. He is still unnoticed, but his with his bowling style, Andile may be pleased to stay in the shadows and attack with his medium pace.
South Africa’s Middle-order Dominance
From a middle-order consisting of Faf Du Plessis, Ab De Villiers and JP Duminy, South Africa were left with a lot of rebuilding the last few years. They suffered a drop in talent, but the way the series went will impress them wildly. Centuries from Rassie Van Der Dussan and Temba Bavuma, along with some runs from David Miller helped establish South Africa’s middle-order strength, leaving them with a strong line-up ahead of future assignments.