Rory Kleinveldt proved expensive in the Tshwane Spartans’ opening Mzansi Super League defeat to the Cape Town Blitz on Friday and then almost lost them Sunday’s contest with the Paarl Rocks, but there is life left in the old dog yet, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Now is the time for Cricket South Africa to commit to Reeza Hendricks for next year’s World Cup, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
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.
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.
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.
While Faf du Plessis should be named the T20 International Cricketer of the Year and AB de Villiers and Imran Tahir are ostensibly the frontrunners for the ODI Cricketer of the Year accolade, the Test Cricketer of the Year category promises due reward for Dean Elgar. Elgar is in competition with Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn for the prestigious award… Read more →
We mark each of South Africa’s World Cup squad out of 10. See who clinched a great 9.5, who settled on 5 and who endured a terrible 2.
SA Cricket magazine spoke exclusively to Scotland’s in-form World Cup batsman Kyle Coetzer, whose connection to South Africa is alive and well – and will soon have the chance to rekindle yesteryear’s success with Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt.
The rejection of Ryan McLaren and the poor form of Wayne Parnell are quickly becoming moot points, as South Africa explore the depths of the part-time bowling ranks in Australasia.
Now, not after serious injury to a first-choice player or a belated admission of incorrect selection, is the time to act – and David Wiese must be drafted into South Africa’s World Cup squad.
Disappointment awaits half of South Africa’s 30-man preliminary squad, as the final 15 for February’s World Cup is announced on Wednesday.