THE Proteas have failed the country dismally again. When it comes to cricket World Cup competitions they are losing their form and as a result they cannot keep their momentum up.
I am definitely sure that questions will be raised about their poor performances and we deserve to hear some answers about what went wrong in the tournament. Last month they were sitting on the summit of the cricket world standings, now they are languishing at No5.
We need honest answers and no lame excuses, and as the coach I would be asking myself the following questions:
- Did we select the best team for the tournament?
- Did we select the players who are currently on top form and not just the big names?
- Did we choose the right combination for the squad?
- Did we pick a balanced team?
- Did we prepare the team mentally and physically for the occasion?
- Did we apply the right technique and strategy correctly?
- Did we employ the right technique and strategy for the Pro 20 format?
We need to get back to the drawing board to ask ourselves questions like that to get to the bottom of the problem. Through my analysis of the team, the players looked very tired and disorientated, and I will single out Hashim Amla.
We also need a magnifying glass to review the entire team.
Mzwandile Pepe Nkomombini, cricket coach, Port Elizabeth