I haven’t followed the South Africa-Australia ODI series very closely, even though the cricket produced has been top-class. From brief online highlights, though, I’ve noticed a number of innovations coming from South African coverage: first, during the Twenty20 matches, different camera angles were employed before the ball was bowled. Normally, you have the static shot that shows the umpire’s view.
On a number of occasions, though, the South African channel would use a camera that moved from the side along with the bowler, so that the camera moved and followed the ball as it was bowled. It’s actually quite disorienting, because you see how quickly the ball flies and how varied the bounce can be.
The second more important innovation has to do with the commentary team, which features a female commentator. I don’t know her name or her background, but I think it’s excellent inclusion. Most American sports coverage includes female reporters or anchors (if only to avoid gender discrimination lawsuits), but cricket coverage has remained a relatively male domain, for reasons I don’t completely understand. The qualities you seek in a good commentator — expertise, tone, excitability, catch-phrases — aren’t necessarily “masculine” traits at all.