Q&A: Robin Jackman
We caught up with former English cricketer and SuperSport commentator
Robin Jackman to hear his views on the Proteas and the chance the
national team has in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
What chance do you think South Africa has going into the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka?
As good a chance as any of the seven or eight other teams.
The “choker tag” always follows the Proteas to major titles, what advice would you give coach Gary Kirsten and skipper AB de Villiers?
Judging by what I have already read in the paper, neither need any advice on the subject.
The Proteas have been criticised of being rigid in their tactics on the field. Since De Villiers took over the captaincy in limited overs cricket, this has improved. Do you think the new skipper sometimes overdoes things on the field?
Every captain will have his own style and method of doing things. They should be allowed to do it their way and be judged by the results achieved.
In the last T20 international against England, all-rounder Jacques Kallis batted all the way to number seven. Do you think we will see more of this tactic in Sri Lanka?
Jacques only went down the order as overs were reduced, I don’t see this happening in a full 20 over innings.
How quickly do you think the Proteas will adapt to subcontinent conditions after having played in England for such a long time?
Very quickly, that is something the Proteas has been very good at for many years now.
What are your predictions for the tournament?
T20 cricket is such a lottery and games can be won on one individual performance. The top six sides all have those individual match winners so it is impossible to forecast a winning team.