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.
Mark Boucher’s tenure as head coach of the Proteas must end in the wake of him lying about racially offensive behaviour, failing to lead decisively on issues of race and Enoch Nkwe’s resignation for being undermined, writes RYAN VREDE.
Mark Boucher being prepared to litigate the accusation of him being part of singing a racist song about Paul Adams is emotionally immature and sets a precedent which significantly undermines any steps towards racial reconciliation in South African cricket, writes RYAN VREDE.
The series between England and India has highlighted the gulf that exists between the Proteas and the format’s elite, writes RYAN VREDE.
For an India pace attack to be at the heart of beating England at Lords spoke volumes of their rise in Test cricket. India’s fearless investment in them has reaped massive reward, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas selectors appear to have retired Faf du Plessis from international cricket by omitting him from the last series before the T20 World Cup. They may live to regret that decision, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas selectors seem to have moved on from Imran Tahir. However, after his heroics in The Hundred he has re-entered a World Cup squad conversation with him controlling his international future, writes RYAN VREDE.
In the battle of the batters in what is currently cricket’s most compelling series, Joe Root has cast a shadow on the struggling Virat Kohli, who desperately needs to arrest his mediocrity, writes RYAN VREDE .