Cricket has witnessed rapid changes over the last decade or so. The number of tournaments played worldwide has increased exponentially. The international calendar has become rigid, as a result, the teams are now focusing on the workload management of their players. The need to create a solid bench strength to cater to this issue is more than ever.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also forced the teams to work towards building second-string sides for their countries. Teams like India, England have already fielded their second-string sides in the absence of their senior players. In this article, we will rate the bench strength of cricket teams across the world.
5. South Africa Cricket Team
The South African cricket team has performed decently off late. They have great emerging prospects through the ranks of domestic cricket. But the Administrative concerns in South African Cricket caused a few roadblocks for their national team. The administration has faced criticism for its governance issues. In recent years, the likes of De Villiers, and Hashim Amla bid adieu to the game, while youngsters like Janneman Malan, Lizaad Williams are trying to make a mark in international cricket.