9.4.2020 07:34 am
The Proteas head coach also highlights how well he and assistant coach Enoch Nkwe are getting along.
Proteas coach Mark Boucher believes it would be "stupid" to lose the services of Jacques Kallis and Paul Harris to the national set-up.
The final two matches of the ODI series were initially slated to be played behind closed doors, but the continued spread of COVID-19 has prompted more radical action.
However, it now seems the last two matches could be played behind closed doors due to the government’s directive on the coronavirus.
ODI skipper Quinton de Kock confirms the whole team was tested for the disease upon arrival in India for a short series.
The wiry Dolphins seamer was an emergency replacement for the final ODI against Australia … and he didn’t disgrace himself.
If anything, the ODI series whitewashing of Australia illustrated that the new generation is now emerging.
The Aussies, like they did in 2016, once again leave South African shores a chastened outfit as Jon-Jon Smuts emerges as yet another new hero.
The team will depart for India on Sunday morning and travel via Dubai.
With some of his teammates finally pulling their weight on the batting front, the Proteas skipper can find some form before the trip to India.
Which is ironic given the massive role he played in toppling the Australians.
The new Proteas star, who helped clinch the ODI series against the Aussies, has already shown immense mental resolve as he starts his international career.
Finally, Mark Boucher and co have something to celebrate as the Aussies are well beaten.
The Proteas try a new mental approach to clinch the ODI series against the Aussies and stop a series of implosions after good starts.
The 22-year-old, last year touted as a surprise World Cup trump card by franchise coach Ashwell Prince, has finally made it onto the international stage.