Glenn Maxwell peaked too soon, Lakshmipathy Balaji should not have been selected, Gautam Gambhir had the last laugh - and more.
Hashim Amla's commendable character, Faf du Plessis' lagging eligibility and JP Duminy's increasing unlikelihood accounted for, AB de Villiers - coupled with the arrival of Quinton de Kock to the top of the order - must succeed Graeme Smith.
West Indian Sunil Narine, Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga, Australian Glenn Maxwell, South African JP Duminy and more blazed a spectacular trail at the 2014 Indian Premier League, while other international recruits endured forgettable campaigns.
In case you missed the remarks, hidden between T20I captain Eoin Morgan's lavish praise for batsman Alex Hales and national selector James Whitaker's appreciation of the recalled Ian Bell, the international careers of fast bowler Jade Dernbach and opener Michael Lumb are effectively over.
South Africa's World Twenty20 squad lacks at least five players that perhaps should have been selected ahead of Farhaan Behardien, Aaron Phangiso and company.