Rassie van der Dussen became the first South African in four years to score a half-century on T20I debut on Tuesday. A splendid 52 proved numerically important on the day, but it also insisted greater value for the future, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Colin Ingram’s participation in the recent Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy for the Boost Defenders, against the Titans and others, was a difficult reminder of what could have been, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says a lack of patience and application is undermining the Proteas’ batting performances.
The pitch prepared for Wednesday’s second ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe was not poor, but a welcome change, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn’s ODI comeback reaped plenty of benefit from a Manguang Oval pitch riddled with inconsistent bounce, but impressed nonetheless, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
The Titans’ decision to block out a draw in the opening match of the 4-Day Franchise Series typified why South African first-class competition is inferior to the entertaining four-day cricket showcased by Australia and England, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says South Africa’s performances must be taken with a pinch of salt as Zimbabwean cricket is in a state of crisis.
Dean Elgar’s ODI call-up has blocked the opportunity for new talent to be discovered, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
The last time domestic cricket appeared on free-to-air television in South Africa was when Benson and Hedges were the title sponsor of the List A tournament in the early 1990s – and T20 cricket hadn’t been invented yet, writes JAMES RICHARDSON.
Dean Elgar’s return to South Africa’s ODI squad was long overdue.
England’s squad selection for the Test tour of Sri Lanka later this year has, again, revealed Ed Smith is the best thing to happen to them since Kevin Pietersen, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Moving Hashim Amla to No 3 could solve the Proteas’ batting frailties, but would it be a ludicrous decision? Asks KHALID MOHIDIN.
Wayne Parnell deserved another go at international level. Instead, he is another lost to a Kolpak contract, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Dennis Lillee will be turning in his old age home if he’s been reading the recent comments by Jimmy Anderson and Glenn McGrath complementing each other in the media.
Cook dodges the axe by retiring ahead of the fifth Test, writes Simon Lewis.