South Africa seems happy with the latest performance, stating injury as a reason for the more poor results of late. What do you think, could they do better, or is this just a matter of losing the guys that they need?
I was reading an article on the ABC's of Cricket site which added a little different spin to this. I was not aware but it seems that during apartheid, when cricket was seen as mainly a white sport, a rule was passed requiring national teams to consist of at least one black and one coloured player. According to team captain, Shawn Pollock, team members that he had initially turned down were approved by the UCBSA due to the racial issue.
I'm not sure its really just an excuse. I mean when the whole team is suffering from injuries they won't be playing their best. In this case, maybe they have some merit to the excuse, I don't think that it was all just squaring away a poor result.
The South African cricket team is ranked 2nd in both the Test series and One Day format, according to the ICC. That's pretty good considerin that only the mighty Australia is ahead of them. So I hardly think they have anything to worry about right now. I think the injuries affected them.