• The king of unlucky

    The king of unlucky

    As attention starts to turn to the Cricket World Cup and the headline acts, spare a thought for someone who has never managed to grab the national selectors’ attention. LUKE ALFRED explains.

    The rise of De Bruyn

    The rise of De Bruyn

    As befitting an accountancy student, Theunis de Bruyn knows the importance of numbers, writes MARK SALTER.

    Win Newlands Test tickets

    Win Newlands Test tickets

    We are giving away three sets of double tickets for each day of the third Test between South Africa and the West Indies at Newlands in Cape Town, from 2 to 6 January 2015.

    SA's highest Test partnerships

    SA’s highest Test partnerships

    Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers’  308-run stand, on days one and two of the series opener against the West Indies in Centurion, weighed in as South Africa’s highest fourth-wicket partnership – and 12th greatest overall.

    Summer of discontent

    Summer of discontent

    Sixteen years ago Brian Lara brought a West Indian cricket side to South Africa for the first time, writes LUKE ALFRED.

    SA vs WI: All the Test stats

    Ahead of the first Test starting on Wednesday, we look at the updated key Test stats featuring South Africa and West Indies.

    Windies blowing cold

    Windies blowing cold

    The caps are maroon, the accents are lilting, the attitudes laid-back, but don’t be fooled. The team coming to South Africa this summer is not the West Indies, writes TOM EATON.

    World Cup countdown: Quiz

    World Cup countdown: Quiz

    With 10 weeks to go before South Africa’s opening World Cup fixture, we kick off our countdown, which will bring a new feature every 10 days, with a testing set of trivia …

    The real deal

    The real deal

    After the frenetic fun and fireworks of the ODIs in New Zealand and Australia, the Proteas turn their attention to Test cricket, writes MARK SALTER.

    Springboks v Proteas: 5 key Boks

    Springboks v Proteas: 5 key Boks

    The Proteas gathered a relatively straightforward win over the Springboks in a sold-out spectacle in Cape Town earlier this year, but will face a substantially tougher rematch in Johannesburg this week. Five rugby players, buoyed by relatively successful individual performances in January, will target more of the same some 11 months later.