MiWay T20 Challenge

Discarded Proteas shine

2011-02-05 09:18
David Miller (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg -  The Standard Bank Pro20 has provided the perfect opportunity for players who were not included in the Proteas CWC squad to respond to selectors.

Proteas batsman David Miller, a Cricket World Cup reserve on standby in case of injury, showed the skills he was unable to produce in the recent ODI series against India with his 90 against the Warriors.

Warriors Wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, another Proteas discard who many felt should have been included in the squad, scored a quickfire 43 to silence his critics, after producing a starring performance to defeat the Titans last week.

Titans batsman Jacques Rudolph, who was overlooked despite being in fine form last year, battled to a rapid 58 runs in 43 balls to top the batsmen's leader board in the run scoring category, whilst Alviro Peterson, who had been pigeonholed as a "Tests only" player also managed a fighting 54.

Those who bemoan the lack of a "finisher" in the Proteas squad need look no further than Albie Morkel, whose strike rate is characteristically high in the Standard Bank Pro20 at 188.88.

In the bowling department, Ryan McLaren and Rusty Theron have shone with the ball in hand, while Roelof van der Merwe has proven an able performer with both bat and ball.

It might be early days in the competition, and the standard of play although good, might not be on a par with international cricket, but the performances of some fringe players indicate they certainly might provide the selectors with food for thought as the Proteas embark on their Cricket World Cup campaign on the subcontinent.

Read more on:    pro20
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Vote

Which franchise will be crowned 2011 Pro20 champions?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.