AB de Villiers is the most complete cricketer in the world and South Africa’s chances of winning the World Cup depend on him.
Australia won the small battles in Canberra and ultimately it saw them win the war.
Morne Morkel would love to dig up the WACA pitch and carry it around Australia with him for the rest of the ODI series.
No matter what AB de Villiers and David Miller threatened to do, South Africa were never going to win the first ODI in Perth.
Barely noticed in South Africa’s T20 big win over Australia in Adelaide was the number of left handed Proteas batsmen.
The first time Sir Viv Richards batted as high as No3 in ODI cricket he came to the crease in only the second over.
Inside the last three months, the ICC has suspended 10 spin bowlers for suspect actions. It’s a farcical situation.
There has been much talk about South Africa’s death bowling, but relive Dale Steyn getting it absolutely spot-on in the last Twenty20 World Cup against New Zealand.
Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell’s shoulder injury sustained in the opening game of the Sunfoil Series season is unlikely to stop him from travelling to New Zealand next month for the ODI triangular series also featuring Australia.
Staring up from the cover of the book of ‘The 25 greatest South African cricketers of all time’ are 16 faces in black and white and nine in colour. This book, The Selected, was written by two of the country’s most respected cricket journalists in 2007.
It’s not easy to form an absolute opinion from outside the boundary ropes, let alone 10 000km away, but Ashwell Prince is involved in one of the most sensitive cricket disciplinary issues imaginable.
First it was Quinton de Kock who reached 1 000 ODI runs in the same number of innings (21) as Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott and now Imran Tahir has also leapt to the top of an exclusive ODI list.
South Africa ‘A’ won their unofficial two-match series against Australia ‘A’ when the second Test ended in a draw at Townsville.
Just as we were sitting bolt upright digesting the best-ever Test debut performance by a South African spinner, we are reminded of the fact that it will be another four months before we get to see the world’s No1-ranked team in action again.
Being at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014 reminds me of when cricket was a medal sport. Back in 1998, in Kuala Lumpur. What a golden moment it was too, with South Africa winning the final, against Australia.