RE: JP Duminy
March 26, 2014, 17:00:26
I read an article in Supersport about the SA approach to T20 games. They clainm that the problem is we do not follow the world trend and select big hitters for that version of the game. The one guy they mentioned was Amla - his run rate is tto slow for that version of the game.
However, there seems to have been a problem in that regard. Because of Amla's slow starts it puts pressure on De Kock and he hits out at balls he should not hit at. De Kock is in fact the last player that should be considered for replacement - he had the second highest score in the SriLanka T 20 game and the lack of runs early on against New Zealand was his downfall in that game.
However, De Kock was not the only casualty of that problem in the New Zealand game He was quickly followed by AB and Du Plessis and later on by Miller.
I would start by changing the batting order - opening with Faf and De Kock, and AB and Miller coming in at 3 and 4, followed by Duminy and Abie Morkel, Amla and the bowlers.
I would seriously think about changing Morne and Tsotsobe as well. It does not look like Morne has adjusted well to sub-continent conditions yet. However, they are playing the netherlands tomorrow and I think they should giove Morne another rin - he will recover his mojo soon and needs game time.