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.
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 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.
We needed to talk about Chris Morris before this month’s return to the South African XI for the T20I series against Pakistan, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Whether Aiden Markram will be named in South Africa’s World Cup squad remains in the balance. The makings of a solid middle-order option in the ODI XI are there, but a lack of conversion from promising starts to innings of genuine substance have hampered his ambition for a relatively permanent berth, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
The majority of South Africa’s cricketing public is still smarting from AB de Villiers’ retirement from international cricket last year, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Two months ago, fast bowler Anrich Nortje was in the middle of a superb stretch of form before injury struck, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Seamer Beuran Hendricks’ inclusion in South Africa’s squad for this month’s final three ODIs against Pakistan has evidenced a change in gear for the so-called ‘Vision 2019’ of national selection panel convener Linda Zondi and company, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
National selection panel convener Linda Zondi hardly misses an opportunity to reiterate Cricket South Africa’s so-called ‘Vision 2019’, but could be accused of parading excuse as reason, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Damn. Theunis de Bruyn is in the firing line again. How very convenient. It’s nice being South Africa’s go-to guy when there is an injury or other absence, but equally uncool being the yo-yo man, writes JONHENRY WILSON. In and out of the side, according to convenience and circumstance, De Bruyn is getting a raw deal in the Proteas XI…. Read more →
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.