Faf du Plessis will likely be named Men’s Cricketer of the Year at Saturday’s Cricket South Africa annual awards. Fellow nominees Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada didn’t do enough to truly justify claiming the award ahead of the Proteas captain.
Unless an outrageously obvious candidate emerges, Malibongwe Maketa must succeed Ottis Gibson.
The stars aligned for Jack Leach on Thursday. He wasn’t meant to stick around for as long as he did.
Monday’s washout with the West Indies will make the Proteas’ qualification for the World Cup semi-finals even more unlikely, but not impossible.
An outright, obvious replacement for Dale Steyn he is not, but Beuran Hendricks is perhaps a blessing in disguise.
Albie Morkel is the latest to bandy around the so-called ‘X-factor’ term, which actually doesn’t favour Chris Morris.
David Miller took 54 innings to welcome a maiden ODI century. He has since managed four more in 52 innings. Integral to this increase has been structure within the flexibility offered by a dynamic batting order, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
Familiar themes emerged from Proteas coach Ottis Gibson’s pre-World Cup media conference earlier this week.
Temba Bavuma’s frustration at a lack of opportunity in ODIs can’t be vindicated by a solid stretch of form at the business end of the CSA T20 Challenge, but has reiterated South Africa’s unwillingness to play so-called Test specialists in limited-overs competition, writes JONHENRY WILSON. Bavuma, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj and perhaps Theunis de Bruyn are prevalent examples of this… Read more →
A successful 2019 CSA T20 Challenge proved co-existence with 2018’s Mzansi Super League is feasible.
Wednesday’s unbeaten half-century in the Lions’ CSA T20 Challenge semi-final victory was a timely reminder of the value Rassie van der Dussen will likely bring to the Proteas XI during the 2019 World Cup in the United Kingdom.
Reeza Hendricks is the fall guy for Hashim Amla’s inclusion in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 World Cup, writes Jonhenry Wilson.
The Chennai Super Kings’ deployment of Faf du Plessis as an opening batsman during the 2019 Indian Premier League – and previous editions – is a solid lead for South Africa’s World Cup campaign, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
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.
Faf du Plessis’ pre- and post-match comments are really proving substantive lately – and speak of a future worthy of fans’ investment.