June 25, 2012

South African cricket

'South Africa should have sent emerging team to Zimbabwe'

Abhishek Mukherjee

Keppler Wessels, writing for Supersport, says South Africa's half-strength national side sent to Zimbabwe did not serve any purpose.

I can understand a need to play T20 cricket because the World T20 is taking place in September. What I can't understand is going to a tournament like this as preparation for a world event and then not taking half the players who will make up the T20 team at that event.

The likes of De Villiers, Kallis, Morne Morkel, Botha and Dale Steyn will all be in the best eleven when it comes to the World T20. It was deemed that they needed rest after the IPL. This is fair enough but it would have been a lot better to send a South Africa A side or an emerging team to this tournament.

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