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SA batting: It’s worse than you think

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Heino Kuhn (AP)
Heino Kuhn (AP)

Cape Town - South African cricket may well be in its weakest position for resources and depth on the vital batting front since the return from Test isolation in 1992.

Certainly the enduring frailty in that department - and cracks had been appearing in several earlier series – against England went a long way to explaining the 3-1 away defeat, duly completed on Monday at Old Trafford as the hosts comfortably retained the Basil D’Oliveira Trophy.

What’s more, the reserve or supposedly up-and-coming pool of batsmen back home does awfully little to inspire confidence for a robust short- to medium-term future, either.

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