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 bitter aftertaste of the World Cup fiasco could encourage top cricketers to review their options.
CSA's Domestic Newcomer of the Season Kagiso Rabada expects much talent to be found in the townships.
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.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup moves into the quarterfinals stage, with any one of the remaining eight teams able to clinch the ultimate prize.
The opening batsman's 159 off 128 balls led South Africa to their second knock of over 400 in the Cricket World Cup, setting a near impossible target.
The emphasis is not only the starting 11, but the entire squad of 15, because going forward there might be an injury or somebody might fall ill.
The 20 overs of spin and part-time bowling could be costly when the Proteas come up against the strong Indian batting line-up on Sunday.
Neil Manthorp looks into his crystal ball and sees the Proteas producing a clean sweep of group matches before reaching the final in Melbourne.
The fanfare of the Proteas' sendoff was a bit much, but hopefully the actual tournament will see less of an outside world frenzy around the team.
Russell Domingo says the South African cricket team are mentally strong enough to bring home the trophy as they depart for Australia and New Zealand.
The Proteas' World Cup hopes hinge on fortune allowing their world-class players to keep shining.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.