Temba Bavuma is, sadly, destined to bear the scarlet letter Q around his neck until the end of his career, but if you care to look deeper at his statistics you will see that he is light years away from being ‘a quota player’, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas’ opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram is, on paper, a solid partnership, with Elgar averaging 38.77 in Tests and Markram 43.80. However, their recent form has seen them box far below their potential, writes SIMON LEWIS.
When Tom Cruise was shouting ‘show me the money’ over the phone to Cuba Gooding Jr’s character in the movie Jerry Maguire, they could really have been yelling about runs and wickets, writes SIMON LEWIS.
SA Cricket magazine editor Simon Lewis will be one of six captains in the Highbury Highlanders’ six-person side (it’s hard to have a single leader in a group of editors!) for the annual Sporting Chance media day on Sunday 24 February 2019.
South Africa should be in the throes of preparation for the World Cup, but are instead awkwardly obliging their commitment to a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis chats to the media ahead of the must-win second Test against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Cape Cobras wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne is a mere two seasons into a burgeoning franchise career – and must graduate to even higher honours sooner or later, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
The Proteas wasted vital opportunities to test new talent in preparation of building their Test Championship side, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Losing to Sri Lanka in the first Test at Kingsmead is a dark day for South African cricket, but it offers the opportunity for a bright new top order, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Kusal Perera’s match-winning innings at Kingsmead was one of the great moments in Sri Lankan cricket as well as in the history of Test cricket, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas are well-placed to go 1-0 up in the series against Sri Lanka as they look to make inroads on India’s No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings … but this Test is far from over, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas side for the Kingsmead Test are certain to avoid the revolving door at the team hotel in order to protect their long tail, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas continue to ponder who will bat at seven in the order during the World Cup, but must be mindful of the importance of the position in Test match cricket, too, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Farhaan Behardien has not played an ODI in almost a year – and is all but out of contention for a berth in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 World Cup, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
The recent rise of Rassie van der Dussen has stunted Heinrich Klaasen’s chance for a starting position in the Proteas’ World Cup XI, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.