Today Cricket Match Prediction : South Africa’s future looks big, dark and ugly

You know you’re in trouble when your opponent’s captain wins a draw and still bats on a clearly packed pitch. That’s it. But that’s what happens when you hit rock bottom.

That’s where South Africa shrunk at the MCG on Monday (December 26).They were inserted and played at 189 in a pristine interface. Their bowlers then, perhaps tired of being repeatedly tasked with cleaning up the mess the batsmen had made, allowed Australia to advance for 144 runs for par, but Usman Khawaja’s I lost my wicket. Tuesday is high, dark and doesn’t look pretty to visitors at all.

Monday’s sad batting brought South Africa’s number of consecutive innings dismissed under her 200 to his seventh. This is not a record:
The South Africans’ first 12 Test innings from March 1889 to March 1896 were swept 151–30.

They were played five times in a row, from August 1912 to December 1913, in under-200 ages 182 to 93. Most recently he was in November 2015 and he was in December 3 times in a row he succeeded 4 times and his 6 times out of 3 are on the go. The last of these is from June 2021 to he December. Seven is in a league of its own.

Who says she won’t be eight when the second test is over, or what if South Africa didn’t erase her 19th-century record from the books before the sun set in the summer? A pessimistic thought, but after Monday’s chaos, what else should we look for other than the glass being more than half empty and cracked?

The first six dozen of his under-200 players in the current crisis are undoubtedly in crisis and scored under conditions designed to prevent runs from being scored and allow early releases. I was. That wasn’t the case this time, as Kyle Verane admitted at a press conference when comparing pitches to those of Gabba, who was judged to be below average after the first test:
“There’s very little grass, it looks like it’s bare. It doesn’t look like there’s been much seam movement today. It’s a good wicket to attack.”

Therefore, visitors had nothing to blame but themselves. “Today’s performance is more unacceptable than the previous six innings,” said Verreynne. “Looking back at those games, there was a lot of good bowling and sticking to the game plan. Today, for the first time, the softs had more layoffs than they didn’t. It’s a shame.”

Two of them stuck out. Her Theunis de Bruyn, who attended the Test for the first time since October 2019, looked serious as she hit a solid 12 off her 29 balls in the first face. Cameron Green’s 30th was short and better than De Bruyne’s top cutting stick. Will he learn this lesson? No 31st was also short and De Bruyne made a staggering reckless move, sending the top edge diagonally behind Cordon where Alex Carey took the hook.

After 17 deliveries and eight minutes before lunch, Dean Elgar did something he hadn’t done in the previous 141 Test innings. He nudged Mitchell Stark in the blanket and called out Temba Bavuma for a single. Marcus Labschagne slipped and threw from his knee. The ball hit the stumps on the non-striker’s end and Elgar fell just short of safety by an embarrassingly wide margin, marking the only instance he ran wide.

Bavuma defeated Carey in Starc’s next delivery, Nifty Swinger. South Africa, who were 54/1 he was 58/4, with neither circle batsmen Khaya Zondo nor Verreynne facing the ball. With five overs after lunch, Rabchagne dove in to catch Zond’s cracking cover drive in front of Stark, reducing South Africa to 67/5 and setting the stage for their only partnership of over 30.

He made 219 deliveries and 112 runs, asking more important questions than answers. Will they be able to hit more runs than the average player? Without their contribution, which lasted nearly three hours, in two days South Africa might have faced another humiliation like the one suffered in Brisbane.

The dismissal of Verreynne and Jansen saw him part of a shocking rattle of five wickets for 10 runs and the innings ended with his 24th delivered fire in disgrace. The Australians bowled well, led by Green after Stark left the field with a finger injury to take 5/27. But for Green, a batting all-rounder, his 12 deliveries aren’t enough to claim the final four for many runs.

South Africa’s malaise extends beyond undisputed technology at this level. Instead, it happens when the chasm between first class and test level yawns at the chasm because top batsmen and bowlers don’t often play home cricket. make money elsewhere where you can’t pay. This means that stats generated by top-notch play cannot be relied upon to identify players with quality to step up.As such, the ready-made answer to South Africa’s predicament is the current Aside from a horde of ailing batters fighting for better days, that might take some time.

For nearly 24 years, that seems unfair to them considering the South Africans have had more than one of the all-time top four run-scorers to keep them out of trouble.Jacques Kallis Debuted in December 1995, Hashim Amla retired in his February 2019. Their careers included those of Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers. South Africa played 235 Tests during that period, with at least one of their four greats taking part in all but nine matches. South Africa is 116-62.
A win rate of 49.36 and a loss mark of 26.38%.

They have done 24 tests since the end of the Karis Smith de Villiers Amra era.The 11 they won mean a comparable success rate of 45.83%. But they lose more often:
54.17% chance. By this measure, Karis, Smith, Devilliers, Amra, or any combination of them is 27.79% weaker than when they were in XI.

When South Africa returned to Test his cricket under Kepler’s Wessels in April 1992, the philosophy was to not lose before trying to win. Over 30 years later they have lost this ability.
It’s hard to imagine any player batting for nearly eight hours, as Faf Duplessi did in Adelaide in November 2012, in order to save a Test. But how do you feel about trying to win when you’re focused on not losing?

England answered that question emphatically by playing with what they called ridiculous freedom to win nine of the ten Tests under Brendon McCallum and Ben Stokes. As Stokes told the BBC on Monday, “If your ambition to win always outweighs your fear of losing, you’ll be fine anytime.” South Africa is not okay.

One reason is that one of the few ties between South Africans, regardless of race, religion, culture or creed, is stifling conservatism. Despair of clinging to outdated ideas and practices for fear of facing change and new realities. That is why, more than 28 years after he was peacefully defeated in the polls, apartheid continues to live with violence outside the ivory towers where we defend our constitution and the law.

But here is a piece of reality worth clinging to. This is why, if not hilarious, then at least not despair.
South Africa are the only team under McCallum and Stokes to beat England. That was August. Years ago he seems like August, but I know he’s in trouble.

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