Graeme Smith seems to have done enough over the course of three months to convince Cricket South Africa he is the right man for the director of cricket role.
On 1 January 2019, the International Cricket Council granted T20I status to all member men’s teams.
The Dolphins were awarded the One-Day Cup title last week, putting a bittersweet cherry on top of a promising first season for head coach Imraan Khan.
Brief overview The Knights finished fourth in the 4-Day Domestic Series, but were fewer than two points shy of snaring second position before the premature end to the season. They also qualified for the One-Day Cup semi-finals. The emergence of Raynard van Tonder, Pite van Biljon’s graduation to the Proteas’ T20I and the recruitment of Allan Donald as head coach… Read more →
Brief overview The Titans might have beaten the Lions to the 4-Day Domestic Series title, had the season not ended early. Instead, they settled for second place, but were on the opposite end in penultimate position after a disappointing One-Day Cup campaign. They blooded some fresh faces throughout and are in a transition period of sorts as new head coach… Read more →
Brief overview The Lions fared significantly better in domestic cricket than their sister franchise, the Jozi Stars, did in the 2019 Mzansi Super League. Coach Wandile Gwavu’s role was key in the absence of Enoch Nkwe, while the franchise was a safe and reinvigorating space for Temba Bavuma during exile from the Proteas Test XI. The Lions won the 4-Day… Read more →
Brief overview The Cape Cobras produced several new Proteas, including Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne who were selected for the ODI XI, and Dane Paterson and Pieter Malan for the Test team, but it cost the franchise its 4-Day Domestic Series and One-Day Cup campaigns. They finished at the bottom of the log in both competitions, managing just two wins… Read more →
Brief overview The Warriors effectively finished third in the 4-Day Domestic Series and in the same position in the One-Day Cup. They lost head coach Rivash Gobind at the start of the season, which might have been a blessing in disguise as former Proteas spinner Robin Peterson took over. The franchise also reinspired Jon-Jon Smuts’ waning international career and must… Read more →
Brief overview The Dolphins lost influential head coach Grant Morgan, who joined Scotland, before the start of the 2019-20 season. New head coach Imraan Khan promptly stepped in and steered the franchise to the One-Day Cup title, even if their fifth position in the six-team 4-Day Domestic Series standings was less flattering. Key batsmen Marques Ackerman was the Dolphins’ leading… Read more →
Faf du Plessis has played some memorable innings for the Proteas in Test cricket. The former skipper has often been the epitome of resilience at the wicket and has also been the man to press home dominance when required.
South African cricket’s spin-bowling stocks are arguably at an all-time high, but there is one area where prospects are a little thin on the ground.
Jacques Kallis remains South Africa’s all-time leading run-scorer in international cricket, and as arguably the best Proteas all-rounder of all time should also be recognised as the greatest-ever South African cricketer.
The Test, a documentary that delves into Australian cricket’s new era under the watchful eye of Justin Langer, has grabbed attention. ANDRE HUISAMEN shares his thoughts …
Back on ‘home’ turf, former Proteas spinner Robin Peterson is bringing a new dynamic to the Warriors’ dressing room. He shares his view …
The problem that is No 4 in the Proteas batting order is easily sorted. The coach and selectors must do the right thing, writes GARY LEMKE.