Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has formally agreed to fill Cricket South Africa’s director of cricket position for three months.
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.
The underwhelming international marquee players added to the Mzansi Super League – and postponement of the Euro T20 Slam – are more awkward indications of an overloaded Twenty20 cricket calendar.
Cricket South Africa performed excellent public relations work this week. The timing of Rassie van der Dussen’s addition to the national contract list has encouraged a nation reeling from the Test retirement of Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla’s decision to quit all forms of the international game.
Corrie van Zyl’s statement that Ottis Gibson’s successor will be employed as ‘a combination of the old team manager and head coach’ has ruled several pretenders out of contention.