The Faf du Plessis-led side have not been able to perform well with the bat in the ongoing Test series against
Leading Proteas batsmen like Hashim Amla (246 runs at 35.14) and Temba Bavuma (245 at 35.00) have not been able to contribute as much as expected whereas Quinton de Kock (184 at 26.28) and du Plessis (110 at 22) have been below their best.
"They have been disappointing, even the form players have shown little bits and pieces of what they're capable of, but no one really has gone and gotten big scores consistently," cricket.com.au quoted Pollock as saying.
"Hashim Amla has been okay by his standards, Dean Elgar's got a hundred, Temba Bavuma has been solid without going on to three figures and Faf has shown glimpses. Quinton de Kock hasn't been at his best, while the struggles of Heino Kuhn have been well documented."
"So I think that us a bit of a challenge going forward. They've got
The Proteas have a busy summer that will see them host
Last August, de Villiers took time off to get a number of injuries treated and then suffered an elbow injury that ruled him out of the Test series against
While he returned to limited-overs cricket for the Proteas in February, he opted out of the Test series in New Zealand in March - an absence he has since extended to the four-Test tour of England in July-August and the succeeding two Tests against Bangladesh.
Pollock believes that Cricket South Africa (CSA) should focus on convincing the 33-year-old to come-back to the Test circuit, if only for the series against