Strong batsmen prepared to force the pace on sluggish tracks can be rewarded, but "accumulators" looking for singles in T20 cricket sink quickly.
With Bangladeshi cricket on the rise, victory for the visiting South Africans is by no means assured.
The smaller stadiums will be the biggest losers as pressure builds for the local game to make money.
The weakness of the rand and the instability and moral flaccidity of the BCCI make future international matches a prospect full of uncertainties.
Tough times lie ahead for local cricket as revenue from the T20 tournament is cut off.
The rivalry between two Indian tycoons could be an enticing catalyst for the global game.
Despite the complaints about quotas, there are definitely enough black players available in cricket.
Transformation is not a simple issue. But it has to be addressed honestly.
Though losing in the semis was brutally disappointing, AB and Co proved they certainly aren't chokers.
South African cricket certainly pulled the rabbit out of the hat but they've still got two games to go.