Antoinette Muller

Kallis' gone. Now what?

2014-01-02 16:26
Sport24 columnist Antoinette Muller (File)
With the kerfuffle of the politicking between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now done and dusted, CSA face a new pickle. A man who has for the most part of 18 years been a stalwart in the team will no longer play for the side in Test match whites and they need to find somebody else to fill his role.

The transitional phase is going to be one of South Africa’s toughest tests yet. They have blooded many rookies over the last 18 months, mostly with success thanks to the wealth of talent that surrounds the youngsters. Allowing those who step into the side to go out and be comfortable in playing their natural game has been the hallmark of this South African Test side. The transition, therefore, should be relatively seamless, but first a candidate for the vacancy needs to be identified.

There are a few candidates for the vacancy.

Whatever happens, the Kallis-substitute should be given time, patience and, if he can, try and get Kallis to change his mind.

Antoinette Muller is a freelance writer who writes mainly about soccer and cricket for The Daily Maverick or anybody else who will have her...


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