The Proteas head off to England for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, we have the tournament covered in the latest issue of the magazine.
Three of South Africa’s big guns will need to be in peak form to win the trophy for the first time.
Consistency. The word that the revered former Proteas captain, Graeme Smith, often uses to describe Quinton de Kock while on commentary duty at the Indian Premier League. ’The talent was always there, it’s now the consistency that has come into his game and makes him one of the best players around.’
Also in the new issue:
– Andile Phehlukwayo is dismissive of the ‘chokers’ tag that is bandied about whenever South Africa set foot on the World Cup stage.
– Ashwell Prince on conditions at the World Cup, selecting a squad, why he would have taken a backup keeper and his best World Cup XI.
– Spinners are playing more of an influential role in ODIs, with many countries opting for a twin attack. Will South Africa be brave enough to follow this example?
– Virat Kohli: One of the World Cup’s favourite teams with an array of talent, spearheaded by its captain.
– Gary Kirsten: A World Cup winner as a coach, one of the giants of South African cricket, believes the Proteas have every chance of success in England.
– Gary Lemke column: Officials are just as guilty as players when it comes to doing things that damage the integrity of a sport.
– England: Under captain Eoin Morgan the hosts have become a fearless batting team capable of taking any bowling unit apart. The flip side is that they can also crash and burn.
– Australia: The defending champions arrive in England with questions still surrounding the cheating saga that tore the sport apart.
– Graeme Pollock column: I hope the selectors keep their faith in Hashim Amla because his class as a batsman, along with his experience, could have a major impact at the World Cup.– – Marizanne Kapp: The Proteas Women’s all-rounder has reached a milestone, having started the journey in amateur cricket.
AND MUCH MORE…