Richie Benaud used to say that, as a captain, it’s better to be lucky than good. His line came back to me this week, because even Andrew Strauss would have to admit that the gods have smiled on England so far in this series.
Geoff Boycott reviews England’s two T20 matches in South Africa.
This is a huge tour for England, and unless there are a few injuries in the South African ranks – or some hefty slices of luck going Andrew Strauss’s way – I can’t say I’m feeling too confident about their prospects.
Geoffrey Boycott runs his eye over the men who will play the leading roles against England in South Africa this winter.