With the schedule cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Proteas back from India seemingly before they left, what lessons can local cricket fans mull over across the winter, asks LUKE ALFRED.
The problem that is No 4 in the Proteas batting order is easily sorted. The coach and selectors must do the right thing, writes GARY LEMKE.
While sporting events around the world are being cancelled or postponed due to the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, South African cricket continues – arguably ignorantly.
Mark Boucher’s decision to use 23 players across the 12 limited-overs matches against England and Australia will reap short- and long-term benefits, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Following the ODI series whitewash over Australia, ANDRE HUISAMEN looks at the winners and losers from the series.
Quinton de Kock’s failure with the bat proved a blessing in disguise for South Africa in the ODI series against Australia, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Young Janneman Malan will rightly grab the headlines after his stunning century in the second ODI against Australia, but don’t overlook the gritty maturity of a reborn David Miller, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
South Africa have been through a few awkward middle-order options over the years, but can certainly settle on Kyle Verreynne and Heinrich Klaasen for the foreseeable future.
The Proteas and Quinton de Kock in particular would benefit from Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers’ inclusion at the T20 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Cricket South Africa is not doing Sisanda Magala or his public profile any favours by keeping him in the limited-overs squads, but ruling him out of match time for this month’s England series.
The Proteas were impressive at times during the three-match series loss to England. ANDRE HUISAMEN highlights which players enhanced their reputations and who took a knock.
With the presence of betting partners and sponsors in sport, it’s no surprise cricketers are still being targeted by bookies, writes GARY LEMKE.
Quinton de Kock proved he has the appetite as well the aptitude for the captaincy in the ODIs against England, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Regular Independent Media and IOL Sport columnist and South Africa’s influential and popular sports betting analyst, MoneyMan, speaks to Mark Keohane about the growth of the industry in South Africa, global online trends, the birth of MoneyBoy and also the devil in the detail for online sports-betting platforms.
Temba Bavuma’s important message off the field was as powerful as his strokes were on it this past Tuesday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.