Graeme Smith’s retirement as captain has brought with it much excitement and a little bit of panic.
After leading the team for so long, Smith’s departure will undoubtedly leave a gaping hole. He shouldered the burden of much pressure for many years, but the time has come to move on.
Not much will change under Hashim Amla’s leadership, and what will change will be minimal.
Being pragmatic is in South Africa’s DNA, and since Amla has been part of the team for so long, there won’t be much different. Still, there are a few subtle changes one can expect.
Here are five.