Although England’s next challenge occurs in the UAE, it’s hard not to think ahead to the South Africa tour. Although the Ashes will always be the benchmark on which England sides are judged, tussles against the Proteas have also defined English cricket to a significant degree. You could say they’re our second biggest rivals. Beating them is always sweet; the defeats are bitter.
There has been some media chat recently that South Africa aren’t the force they once were. There may or may not be some truth in this. They can’t rely on Steyn and Morkel forever, but this doesn’t necessarily matter if there’s a new generation of potent pacemen coming through. How much do we actually know about these guys?
The video above provides a little insight into the next generation. It’s an interview with South Africa’s new bowling coach Charl Langeveldt. He talks about the guys vying for test places and seems pretty confident about the future. The clip also shows their young pacemen engaged in a spot of middle practice. There’s some big units and a few interesting bowling actions to digest.
What do you think?