Sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and say ‘we are not good enough’ to win the World Cup. That’s where South Africa are, after losing their third successive match, writes GARY LEMKE.
The ‘best bowling side in the competition’ gave their batsmen a World Cup record to chase for victory, which proved beyond them as they slumped to a second successive defeat, writes GARY LEMKE.
Brutal. Clinical. Bullied. Men against boys. Choose whatever reference you want but England showed why they are World Cup favourites when swatting aside South Africa in the opener at The Oval, writes GARY LEMKE.
Whoever loses the Cricket World Cup opening match are going to have to make history if they are going to go on and win the tournament, writes GARY LEMKE.
The Proteas again have a world-class No 7 who is a match-winner with bat and ball, and will play a big role at the World Cup, writes GARY LEMKE.
Sometimes it takes the actions of a 13-year-old to teach pampered millionaires how to behave like real sportsmen, writes GARY LEMKE.
So, the weight of 174 ODIs, nearly 8,000 runs, 27 hundreds, a batting average of 49.27 and a slew of records counted in favour of Hashim Amla’s selection ahead of Reeza Hendricks for the World Cup, writes GARY LEMKE.
If Cricket South Africa were unaware that Duanne Olivier was intending to become a latest Kolpak player, then they are justified to feel aggrieved, writes GARY LEMKE.
Do players care more for their franchise than for their country?
Australia’s cricket public – still hurting after an extraordinary week of developments by the ball-tampering scandal – are still baying for blood following David Warner’s press conference in Sydney on Saturday, writes GARY LEMKE in the Gold Coast.
There are no winners in a cricketing scandal that has rocked the sport and brought Australia to its knees, writes GARY LEMKE.
AB de Villiers rescued a series that was in danger of being spoiled by animosity and crass behaviour with a match-winning hundred at St George’s Park.
One of South Africa’s finest fast bowlers says there’s still plenty of gas left in the tank, writes GARY LEMKE. Deep inside Morne Morkel, there’s a batsman waiting to get out. ‘It’s one of my cricketing regrets,’ the big man says. ‘I have underachieved as a batsman. I’m not talking about wanting an average of 40, but batting is something I… Read more →
Aiden Markram’s heroics in the first Test at Kingsmead might have been in vain but he has announced himself to the world as a player of the highest class.
South Africa’s chances of avoiding defeat against Australia at Kingsmead range between slim and none. And slim has just left Durban.