There is no doubt in anyone's mind that South Africa are one of the favourites, if not the favourites, to win the World Cup this year. With an almost Harlem Globetrotters like squad, South Africa possess an all-round team that most countries could only dream of having.
‘Precocious’. Prodigy. Words used for unbound talent surprisingly beyond age, beyond the age one is born into. Then there are players like AB de Villiers whose abilities push even the definitions of such words.
Hashim Amla hit a double-century and Stiaan van Zyl a century on debut as South Africa declared their first innings on 552 for five against the West Indies before rain shortened day two fo the first Test at Centurion.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers both scored centuries during an unbroken 283-run partnership that helped South Africa recover from a poor start to day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Centurion.
South Africa may be the side at the top of the Test rankings and one that has never lost a Test to Zimbabwe, but that isn't stopping Hashim Amla from sounding a note of caution ahead of their one-off Test in Harare.