Reeza Hendricks is the fall guy for Hashim Amla’s inclusion in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 World Cup, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
So, the weight of 174 ODIs, nearly 8,000 runs, 27 hundreds, a batting average of 49.27 and a slew of records counted in favour of Hashim Amla’s selection ahead of Reeza Hendricks for the World Cup, writes GARY LEMKE.
KHALID MOHIDIN looks at the different ways the Proteas could line up in England and picks his controversial World Cup.
Dropping the six franchises can invigorate the competitiveness of cricket in South Africa, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Monday’s controversy in Jaipur was not the first time Jos Buttler was ‘Mankaded’. Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake dismissed Buttler in similar subjective fashion during June 2014’s fifth and final ODI at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
KHALID MOHIDIN tries to climb into the minds of the Proteas selectors in an attempt to predict the Proteas’ 15 tickets on the plane to England.
Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says that the 2019 ICC World Cup in the UK could be Ottis Gibson’s swansong as head coach of South Africa, with apparent interest from England.
Faf du Plessis’ pre- and post-match comments are really proving substantive lately – and speak of a future worthy of fans’ investment.
South Africa’s squad for this month’s final two ODIs against Sri Lanka features two glaring omissions: Reeza Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder.
Aiden Markram’s incredible back-to-back centuries (followed by a quick-fire 85 on Friday) in the One-Day Cup have garnered him ringing endorsements on social media to make the Proteas World Cup squad, but SIMON LEWIS thinks it’s all a little bit premature.
The current Proteas side have a golden opportunity to win the Cricket World Cup in 2019, but it seems as if their batsmen are doing their best to throw it all away, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says Imran Tahir will be revered in the shorter formats of the game, but he may harbour regrets from his Test career.
Late last year, at a Cape Town Blitz media conference shortly before the start of the Mzansi Super League, Ashwell Prince stated that George Linde featured in conversation among the national selection panel in 2015-16.
Imran Tahir’s decision to retire from ODI cricket after this year’s World Cup leaves Tabraiz Shamsi at a turning point, rather than a crossroads, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
The masses are calling for Dale Benkenstein (a man with a magnificent cricketing pedigree) to be fired as Proteas’ batting coach, but SIMON LEWIS believes Benkenstein is not the man to shoulder the blame for the Proteas’ woes with the bat.