Dean Elgar pondered England’s nonexistent resistance after leading South Africa to a memorable victory over England at Lord’s in just six sessions of play.
Elgar rarely ever holds back when discussing cricket-related subjects. He enjoys talking big and walking the talk.
Like the ICC’s FTP calendar, which gives South Africa, a team with a fantastic bowling attack and batsmen who appear to be finding their feet at this level, only 28 Test matches over the course of the next four years.
According to their FTP, South Africa has prioritised their new T20 franchise league over Test matches.
I Might Get Into Trouble: Dean Elgar
“I guess we could be playing more,” said Elgar on the issue after a thumping win over England.
“It’s a sad thing but so be it. I can’t say too much about that because I might get into trouble.
“It is always difficult to judge from afar, but I don’t think England’s brave cricket is sustainable. If New Zealand had taken their catches, England’s new attacking style would have left them with egg on their face.
“England’s new style is quite interesting, but it would have been very different if New Zealand had taken their chances,” Elgar had told The Rapport newspaper.
“If they come out playing like that in an official Test match and it goes pear-shaped, that will not look very good for England. With all due respect, I am really not going to entertain that [Bazball] anymore.
“We have chatted about it long and hard. I just want to crack on with the cricket. I think the game deserves that respect and mud-slinging is now a thing of the past for me.”
The 2nd Test starts on 25th August.