That is a good question and something that we are looking seriously at. Over a period of time the team that is more consistent comes through. We pride ourselves on our consistency, and what we need to do now is to win an ICC event. That is a realistic goal and something that we are going to put right in the future.
I have to be honest. I am not for night Test cricket. Test cricket is healthy enough around the world without it being played at night. There are so many things that can go wrong at night, such as a change in the conditions, what kind of ball do you use, and is the ball going to be good enough to last 80 overs.
We are a team that likes celebrating by ourselves. We spent a lot of time in the dressing room, where we chatted and had some festivities. After that the guys were up to their own devices. But we spent a long time in the dressing room. That is how we like to do it and that is the way we will keep it.
Those guys had had their time. They had had plenty of opportunities and they were replaced by some younger guys coming through. That is inevitable in the cycle of things. They had their time and the timing was right to bring in younger players when they were left out.
It is hard to comment because I was not involved in the previous teams, but what I do know is that this team is pretty goal-oriented. We set realistic goals and work for these goals all the time. The team is very well conditioned and I hope that the environment we have created is conducive for success.
I think New Zealand are a good side. They are blessed with a good balance in their bowling department. Their challenge is to get batters. They are going to struggle to get runs and their challenge is to develop young batters to put those runs on the board to give their very good bowling attack the opportunity to perform.
JP Duminy is certainly right up there, but it is difficult to call any established international cricketer an emerging player.
South Africa is a country that prides itself on international sporting competitions. South Africans love their sport, and at the end of the day the turnouts are going to be very good. If ticket prices are realistic we will still pack the stadia here because the public here love big sporting occasions
He could be. Wayne Parnell has come on superbly, and if the ball swings, he has got a good chance. I somehow think that during the Champions Trophy it is going to be the spinners who come out on top.
"I am not for night Test cricket. Test cricket is healthy enough around the world without it being played at night. There are so many things that can go wrong at night"
At the moment I am committed to South Africa until 2012 and I am entirely happy with that. I wouldn't want to leave something that I have built up and the relationship I have built with Graeme Smith. I wouldn't want to leave that now and not reap all the rewards of our hard work. Our relationship is excellent, and also, I have always wanted to be involved in the South African set-up. However, down the line some time you never know.
It is very difficult to single out individuals. Last year we had four batsmen making more than 1000 runs in Tests, and Ashwell Prince could have done it as well but for injury. AB de Villiers has certainly made enormous strides and stands up there with the very best. In the long run he is going to be a very special player.
I don't like that. I am of the opinion that international one-day cricket should be played to 40 overs per side with the same number of Powerplay overs as we have at the moment. But I must stress that I am for all three formats. I believe international cricket can sustain all three formats.
At this stage you are talking about two young players who are still finding their way in the international game. It would be wrong of me to burden them with thoughts of captaincy right at the moment. You must remember that Graeme Smith is still only 28 and is going to be around for a long period of time. There is no rush to look for a successor.
Now and again, especially when we play in Australia.