Former South Africa skipper and administrator Ali Bacher believes that the side's recently-concluded tour against India has played a part in the team's current struggle.
South Africa had suffered a humiliating 0-3 defeat in the four-match Test series played against India in November-December.
Describing the tour against India as a ‘madness’, the 73-year-old revealed that his players were not able to fully overcome the defeat, Sport24 reported.
Bacher, who believes that the Indian pitches were 'outrageous', insisted that his side were now tackling England in a tough series.
The former skipper further said that the current South African Test team could not fill the void left by star players like Shaun Pollock, Mark Boucher, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis.
South Africa are currently trailing 0-1 in the four-match Test series against England following their 241-run defeat in the opening match in Durban.
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