South Africa coach Russell Domingo blamed the excessive workload over his players for the failure in the West Indies tri-series. The Proteas received heavy criticism from the South African media after they failed to reach the finals of the tri-series. South Africans faced a shambling 100-run loss at the hands of West Indies.
Domingo, however, looked to defend his players, saying that it was the excessive overload which brought below-average performances from the players in the ODI tri-series. He said that it becomes extremely difficult to maintain consistency and standard with hectic schedule.
One South Africa batsman who has not taken a break since the season started is ODI captain AB de Villiers. De Villiers has been playing continuous cricket for the last 6 months. He is also a part of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League as well.
Domingo admitted that the team is worried about de Villiers but he also said that he would be the first one to be considered for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand if he proves his fitness.
South Africa will begin their two-match Test series against New Zealand on July 19 at Kingsmead, Durban.