And it’s led to the ‘pigeonholed’ Proteas stalwart potentially making a deserved if somewhat unexpected T20 international debut.
Given that he’s the dynamic wicketkeeper-batter’s deputy for the T20 series against India, you have to believe Rassie van der Dussen.
Team director Enoch Nkwe acknowledges the value of South Africa’s veteran, but says it’s now time to believe in the next generation.
And three other interesting things the controversial five-Test player said in a frank, insightful interview in the UK.
Team director Enoch Nkwe had said previously that the national side wanted a local batting mentor for Indian conditions.
The administrator’s roles on vital ICC committees could be a reason for the course of action as other bigwigs insist the governing body isn’t bankrupt.

Nkwe prefers not having all his eggs in one basket

The new interim Proteas team director has currently only worked with a third of his squad for India, but he actually prefers it.

Proteas stars need to believe, says ‘Zulu’

Lance Klusener did things fairly simply as a player. Now he wants to teach the new crop of national cricket heroes to do so.

Dwaine: Proteas will look at MSL for T20 picks

There’s the small matter of a World T20 next year…

Mzansi Super League draft – The Finishers

Like a flyhalf, T20 cricket requires a nerveless, precise finisher to clinch a tight game. Who’ll be the best in that regard this season?

A quick guide to the Mzansi Super League squads

Consolidation and renewal are mixed as various franchises press the reset button … sort of.

‘Zulu’ wants to bring the fire back to new-look Proteas

The legendary all-rounder, who’ll be a temporary batting coach for the national side, detected a lack of passion during the poor World Cup campaign.

‘Zulu’ to mentor Proteas batters in India

Interim team director Enoch Nkwe’s support staff for the tour of India also features some familiar faces.

Benkenstein blasts ‘unwise’ CSA for Gibson sacking

The former Proteas batting coach also finds it ironic that the governing body won’t judge Enoch Nkwe on one tour to India.

Nkwe a ‘meticulous’ thinker, says excited Rassie

More support for the new Proteas interim team director, from a man expected to form a crucial part of his plans.

Nkwe ‘definitely the right guy’ for the Proteas

The new national cricket team director receives a ringing endorsement from a former Test opener and one of his stalwarts at the Lions.

Nkwe: Proteas gig is no suicide mission

The new interim national cricket team director is a man who believes he should constantly be ‘stretching’ his abilities.

Morris still has a Proteas future

The experienced all-rounder was South Africa’s leading wicket-taker at the World Cup, but isn’t available to tour India.

Just who exactly are the three new Proteas Test selections?

South Africa’s red-ball team is now most certainly in transition and that’s illustrated by various new faces. Here’s who they are.

Proteas batter backs Saca as ‘perfect middleman’

Cricket South Africa and the players’ union are facing off in court as the relationship between the parties reach an ‘all-time low’.


 


 

 


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