Waugh says SA cricket is in good shape

The CSA has employed group of four, led by Dawn Mokhobo to review SA cricket at all levels.

FILE: CSA have employed group of four, led by Dawn Mokhobo to review South African cricket at all levels but Waugh a veteran of 168 Test matches says, “I think South African cricket is in pretty good shape. Picture: Cricket Australia.

CAPE TOWN - Former Australian captain Steve Waugh believes South African Cricket is a decent shape as Cricket South Africa are have already undertaken measures to take a deep look and review into the sport.

CSA have employed group of four, led by Dawn Mokhobo to review South African cricket at all levels but Waugh a veteran of 168 Test matches says, "I think South African cricket is in pretty good shape."

He believes the Proteas have in their midst one of the best prospects in world cricket in their ranks, "I look at (Kagiso) Rabada and his probably the most exciting quick bowler in world cricket at the moment and that's a great thing for the team."

He went onto say that making sure the mercurial AB de Villiers continues playing international cricket is of paramount importance, "AB de Villers is crucial, you want him playing for as long as possible for the national but there are challenges because the big money is in IPL."

Waugh, who captained one of the best Test match sides in the history of the game believes a cricket culture that preserves Test cricket as the highest achievement in the game will only benefit a country, "You need to keep your senior players there and maintain that test cricket is the pinnacle."

After another premature exit from an ICC tournament at the World T20, CSA have are set to undergo a review of all levels which include the Proteas men and women teams, South Africa under-19 and the domestic structures.

The panel is made up of former World Cup winning Springbok captain Francois Pienaar, former Protea opening batsmen Adam Bacher and renowned sports physiologist Dr. Ross Tucker led by CSA HR Committee Head Dawn Mokhobo.