Quinton de Kock has two options: leave the T20 World Cup voluntarily or be forced to betray his deeply-held convictions to play the game he loves, writes RYAN VREDE.
No Proteas player should be forced to take a knee before a match, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
The Proteas haven’t progressed significantly in T20 cricket in their time under the tutelage of Mark Boucher. Fundamental deficiencies were exposed in their defeat to Australia and change is needed, writes @Ryan_Vrede.
David Miller had the potential to be among the world’s most potent T20 players. He has flirted with mediocrity throughout his career, but the World Cup is his defining moment, writes RYAN VREDE.
The World Cup narrative will focus on the Proteas choking but there’s another ‘C’ word that could be far more significant, writes Ryan Vrede.
In the absence of Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram’s form will be absolutely crucial to the Proteas at the T20 World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.
The CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out has exposed glaring deficiencies across the board in our cricket, most notably in our batting. It is going to cost the Proteas dearly in the years ahead. An intervention is urgently needed and it starts with Graeme Smith, writes RYAN VREDE.
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi are the foil to a misfiring batting lineup. They will be the foundation upon which any strong World Cup challenge is built, writes RYAN VREDE.
England, Australia, India and, most recently, New Zealand have reiterated that they are the game’s controlling quartet. The International Cricket Council is powerless to curb their behaviour, the most recent examples of which robbed Pakistan of life-giving tours, writes RYAN VREDE.
It only took a chance opportunity for Keshav Maharaj to push his name to the forefront of the candidates to succeed Dean Elgar as Test skipper, writes RYAN VREDE.
The appointment of ex-Proteas players to key international coaching positions despite most having a complete lack of experience is perplexing and potentially damaging for the game. It’s time we start giving elite coaching the respect and attention it deserves, writes RYAN VREDE.
The T20 World Cup has come a year and a coach too soon for the Proteas, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas are too talented an ODI side to be this inconsistent. The pressure is on their coaches now.
Dale Steyn’s standing as one of the game’s greatest fast bowlers is indisputable. Yet his greatness extends beyond that and was rooted in his ability to retain an identity that wasn’t corrupted by what he did professionally, writes RYAN VREDE.
Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers’ responses to allegations made against them at the Social Justice and Nation Building hearings will define the success or failure of this process, writes RYAN VREDE.