I’m here to calm down any English fans or doubters. Although England hasn’t given an exhibition of true competance in their only warmup before the First Test, they ought not to be too concerned for the reasons why. Often in the recent past, any bad day or bad performance has allowed the media (in particular) to destroy what little hope or confidence England had. They’ve had 2 bad days on the back of a genuinely excellent summer, and although their preparations have been less than perfect, they are a very tough unit who Smith will now reckon are beatable…come Friday the English bowlers (if they don’t skittle South Africa A for under 100 tomorrow) will be fired up beyond belief and ready to resume normal service for their country.
PS…I’m trying desperately not to appear biased towards England….:)