Following his worst and last series, Jacques Kallis has retired before what would have been his sixth World Cup.
It is the turn of bowling coach Allan Donald to enforce some free-thinking and adaptability on his troops.
Opener Hashim Amla has smashed 109 off 130 balls to steer South Africa to a formidable 304-5 in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka.
The three-Test series between Australia and the Proteas - by a distance, the two best teams in the world - will be decided by their pace attacks.
In an upcoming tour of SA, batsman David Warner says Australia aim to use the same intimidatory approach on the Proteas that unravelled England.
Jacques Kallis's absence will be keenly felt when the South African cricket team sets out to beat a swaggering Australia.
SA captain Graeme Smith says his team's victory over India was part of "a fitting tribute" to Jacques Kallis, who has announced his retirement.
Jacques Kallis says he knew it was time to call it a day, ending his 166-Test career in Kingsmead, Durban.
Jacques Kallis has bowed out of his final Test match for SA, playing a crucial part in the 10 wicket win over India.
Jacques Kallis has become the third all-time leading run-scorer in Test cricket with his innings of 115 in his final Test in Durban.
SA's preliminary Twenty20 squad does not include Jacques Kallis, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
Former Proteas captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels have hailed Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers.
Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from Test and first-class cricket after Thursday's Test against India in Durban.
Short of a front-line bowler and staring defeat in the face, SA has salvaged a thrilling draw on the fifth day in the first Test against India.
Jacques Kallis, who hasn't played in a one-day international since 2012, has begun a bid to earn a place in the 2015 Cricket World Cup squad.
Jacques Kallis is unfairly being allowed to pick and choose when he plays for the national team, according to former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs.
The Jacques Kallis says he isn’t picking and choosing but he would really like a cricket World Cup win.
After opting not to play ODI cricket for the last 17 months, Jacques Kallis says he wants to be part of the Proteas team at the 2015 ICC World Cup.