It might get worse before it gets better, writes Gary Lemke in his latest SA Cricket Magazine column.
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.
If cricket is a gentleman’s game, Hashim Amla will always be the living, breathing example of what that stands for, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Many people consider Mark Boucher to be the favourite to take charge of the Proteas. However, the Proteas legend’s unwillingness to improve and develop himself as a coach should count against him.
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.
Faf du Plessis will likely be named Men’s Cricketer of the Year at Saturday’s Cricket South Africa annual awards. Fellow nominees Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada didn’t do enough to truly justify claiming the award ahead of the Proteas captain.
The Proteas need to hit the ground running when they begin their challenging Test Championship campaign in India, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Unless an outrageously obvious candidate emerges, Malibongwe Maketa must succeed Ottis Gibson.
Jonty Rhodes has put his hand up to coach India but not the Proteas … why?
The stars aligned for Jack Leach on Thursday. He wasn’t meant to stick around for as long as he did.
The World Cup showed why cricket needs to update its laws if it wants to continue to appeal to fans, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
AB de Villiers’ statement to clear the air over controversial World Cup allegations may serve as a reminder about the perils of jumping to conclusions, but there are still questions to be answered, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
JP Duminy’s career has left us with more ‘what ifs’ than Game of Thrones’ ending.
Just like Herschelle Gibbs was awarded citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis for his 2007 World Cup heroics, Faf du Plessis could be given the freedom of Chennai following his hundred against Australia which had significant consequences for India, writes GARY LEMKE.