Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla or AB de Villiers will be named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year on Monday - and, really, the winner of the prestigious accolade is all but a forgone conclusion.
Sachin Tendulkar, in all likelihood, will reach 200 Test caps at the Wankhede Stadium - and there is little arguing the conditions and opposition will pose a considerably weaker challenge than the Proteas at Newlands should have.
How refreshing. A mid-series England squad with as many as three reasonably new faces, although one has to sympathise with the discarded Graham Onions.
England have become (in)famous for their use of relatively obscure substitute fielders, typified by Tom Craddock's hand in the run-out of Steven Smith at Old Trafford on Sunday. Craddock is, certainly, not alone in his pseudo, fleeting contribution to the Test team.
AB de Villiers waxed lyrical about individual plans for each opposition batsman, and while the theory sounded plausible, the practical delivery was entirely underwhelming.
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