THE emblem of the national cricket side is the protea, a hardy plant that withstands all types of weather conditions and produces delicate blooms.
The cricket side currently involved in the World Cup competition has once again shown that it will wilt under pressure conditions.
The amount of money spent on these players does not produce the required results.
The support staff with batting, fielding and bowling coaches is not producing the goods, and then also the luxury of having wives and girlfriends flown over to give them “support” so as not to be too lonely.
The game against Pakistan has once again exposed Quinton de Kock at the top of the order and he left the field with a coy smirk on his face!
The middle order of J P Duminy, David Miller and Rilee Rossouw crumbled like a pack of cards, offering little resistance.
What coaching manual is in play when the middle order four contribute less than 20 runs? One cannot expect the bowlers to score at that level.
The post-match interviews are a waste of time because the same old diatribe is offered, as mere excuses! Once more the hype of potential competition winners is laid to rest and maybe the team should be paid on results earned and not loads of money up front.
-R A Hill, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth