Linda Zondi and co are merely casting the net wider in a short series against the world champion English.
You can expect most of them to initially play fringe roles, with the exception of Lutho Sipamla and Kyle Verreynne perhaps.
The mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman has previously been identified as a future leader at national level.
As one social media user commented: ‘What’s the golden rule? Always protect your golden tool!”
The Proteas bowling kingpin promises to work on his on-field emotions, which has led to his suspension for the final Test against England.
While they don’t necessarily have to follow England’s template, something drastic has to change to arrest their Test slump.

Faf won’t ditch Proteas captaincy just because of ‘pressure’

South Africa’s heavy defeat to England in PE has led to renewed speculation over his future. But he’s still committed for now.

Proteas slump to heavy defeat despite Maharaj heroics

The left-arm spinner puts the specialist batters to shame as he holds up England’s victory drive.

‘Let’s not point fingers, rather self-reflect’, says Boucher

As the Proteas stare a massive defeat in the face, their coach takes responsibility and says his skipper isn’t retiring anytime soon.

Nortje: Having the nickname ‘Dutchman’ is a compliment

The Proteas courageous new quick, whose affectionate name became known earlier this week, certainly plays the game with determination and spirit.

Rabada ban not to blame for Proteas’ humdrum showing – Boucher

While Boucher said Rabada’s repeated infringing would need to be addressed, he did express some misgivings over the ICC code of conduct.

Proteas on the ropes in PE thanks to Pope and Stokes magic

Once again, Faf du Plessis’ bowling attack looks bereft of ideas as the KG Rabada ban bites.

Rabada slammed by Holding, KP after celebration ban

Both former internationals said Rabada had let his team down by being a repeat disciplinary offender as England took control of the third Test.

‘Fined for admiring a white man’s shoes’ – Twitter reacts to Rabada’s ban

Even a legendary former England skipper feels the Protea quick’s sanction is ridiculous.

Proteas dealt massive Rabada blow

The brilliant quick’s temper let’s him down again as he pleads guilty to an ICC charge which now has big consequences.

WATCH: Proteas bowling guru has KP in stitches with ‘dutchman’ comment

Charl Langeveldt has some fun after being asked about rookie quick Anrich Nortje.

Langeveldt lauds dogged if ineffective Proteas attack

It was toil for the home attack against a patient England batting order, though Vernon Philander’s lack of use was mildly controversial.

Marathon man Maharaj keeps Proteas in the hunt as Stokes lurks

On a day where there was little help for the seamers, South Africa’s spinner took responsibility.

Brilliant Bavuma shows critics the finger with career-best effort

The classy stroke-maker will surely now be back in consideration for the Test team.

‘I had to put my ego aside’ – Enoch Nkwe’s classy response to harsh CSA treatment

The Proteas assistant coach was big collateral damage as the governing body imploded last month, but he’s enjoying his new role under ‘inclusive’ Mark Boucher.




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