Perspective is more valuable to a cricket team than runs and wickets‚ and doubly so when players are forced out of their comfort zone — which has happened to South Africa in England. As if a disappointing one-day series wasn’t bad enough‚ South Africa crashed out of the Champions Trophy in a fashion remarkable even for them and their torrid tournament history. Then followed a shocker in the first T20 in Southampton on Wednesday‚ when they dawdled to a total of 142/3‚ which England bettered with nine wickets standing and 5.3 overs to spare.
Why AB de Villiers should pack his kitbag
For De Villiers to claim the game would have been different had his team made “20-odd” more runs tells us he is losing perspective
22 June 2017 - 16:43