SA's ex-Kolpaks are starting to blossom. But who of them can be Proteas again?

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Wayne Parnell. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Wayne Parnell. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

It's highly appropriate that domestic cricket is currently engaged with the 4-Day Series, not only because of the Proteas' looming, high-profile Test series against India, but also because the Test team is the one national outfit that can still do with shaping.

South Africa endured a poor World Test Championship cycle from 2019 to 2021, finishing a lowly 5th in the standings and, perhaps more revealingly, only winning five of their 13 matches.

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