Proteas needto makesome changes

2016-04-12 06:00

THE Proteas’ exit from the World T20 competition was not surprising, but what can be done to end our ICC jinx?

The inevitable post-mortem will be done, as has happened over the past two decades whenever we have crashed out of a major tournament.

Issues that strike me are the captaincy, coaching staff and make-up of the team.

Faf du Plessis is a world-class batsman but he comes off as too conservative as a skipper. No risks were taken in crunch situations. Also, the coaching team needs to be overhauled.

Russell Domingo tries his best, but we need an ex-player, preferably an all-rounder, who understands all three disciplines of the game. I hear Jacques Kallis is free.

Why are Charl Langeveldt and Neil McKenzie assistant coaches when many current players are superior to them? They were good players but have not coached before. What could Langeveldt teach Dale Steyn, for example?

Also, we need to stop playing the same squad across all three formats. England have a great model of specialist teams, which works.

We rely on Hashim Amla who isn’t a T20 specialist and has not played in the IPL.

CSA need to come up with a solution to win some silverware. Start planning now.

Our best bowler, Imran Tahir, is at retirement age.

My thoughts are with all the patient supporters.

Will the jinx ever be broken?

DHIRSHAN GOBIND

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