The Proteas squad for next month’s three ODIs against England bears an awkward resemblance to what fans, pundits and critics alike wanted at the 2019 World Cup.
The decision to have Dane Paterson stay with the Proteas in between the second and third Tests against England, instead of returning to the 4-Day Domestic Series with the Cape Cobras, suggests another debut in Port Elizabeth.
Two years ago, Kyle Abbott quit the Proteas in favour of a Kolpak contract. Two years later, Duanne Olivier did the same.
Football and cricket are two of the most popular sports in South Africa. The very best athletes in these different disciplines can go on to make life-changing sums – but they will have to leave the rainbow nation to do so.
The Paarl Rocks will be without England batsman James Vince for next week’s Mzansi Super League final at Boland Park.
What if acting Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Jacques Faul or team director Graeme Smith convinced the country’s slew of Kolpak cricketers to return to international cricket …
Cricket South Africa acting chief executive officer Jacques Faul has hailed former Proteas captain Graeme Smith’s appointment, in principle, as director of cricket as ‘some form of progress’.
Former chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat’s comparison of Cricket South Africa’s recent problems to the Chernobyl disaster is awful, but has typified all the associated and unnecessary racket.
David Miller’s recent remarks are a timely reminder that South African cricket is not exempt from mental health struggles.
Criticism of Aiden Markram is premature. He is still the right man to open South Africa’s batting order alongside Dean Elgar in Test cricket. The Proteas don’t really have an alternative during the ongoing series against India, unless Theunis de Bruyn or Temba Bavuma are elevated to the top of the order. De Bruyn opened the batting, unsuccessfully, on Test… Read more →
Anrich Nortje’s performance on day one of this week’s second Test in Pune is, unfortunately, indicative of the Proteas’ muddled thinking and game plans in India.
Positional and personnel preferences have been a predictable theme ahead of this week’s second Test in Pune. Senuran Muthusamy, however, has risen above the obvious.
All-rounder Ben Stokes has heralded former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten’s credentials, as England seek a successor for the outgoing Trevor Bayliss.
A century by Priyank Panchal ensured there was no surprises on the final day of the second four-day Test between South Africa A and India A.
The uncapped Shubman Gill has been named in India’ squad for next month’s three Tests against the Proteas.