The legality of ball-tampering is no longer a simple right or wrong issue, given the imbalance between bat and ball.
While Dale Steyn put on an exhibition of seam bowling in Galle, the Proteas need their spinners to make more of a contribution in the decisive Test in Colombo.
After many feared the loss of Graeme Smith would leave a gaping hole at the top of the order, it was edifying to see Dean Elgar score a ton in the first Test.
The Proteas need 20 wickets in at least one of the next two Tests to secure a historic series victory in Sri Lanka.
Cricket is in danger of losing its character if administrators insist on beating the personality out of unique players.
The Proteas need their great all-rounder to find form – and fitness – sooner rather than later, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JP Duminy’s versatility will be a determining factor in the Proteas’ success or failure in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher and England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticise the plan to introduce day/night Tests to cricket.
Quinton de Kock will have a shot at redemption as well as a world record when he takes guard against the Sri Lankan spinners this Sunday.
After their T20I, ODI and Test series wins in England, Sri Lanka will be brimming with confidence ahead of the Proteas’ tour next month.
Albie Morkel and Imraan Khan both made their Test debuts for South Africa against Australia at Newlands, from 19-22 March 2009. Neither played another Test.
The biggest debate involving Proteas selectors, coach and captain Hashim Amla will be about the new skipper himself.
Hashim Amla, as the Test captain, should have been appointed the national leader in all three formats.
South Africa’s new Test captain is well equipped for the job, and will lead the Proteas with zen-like focus.
I have had my say in SA Cricket magazine about on-field sledging, and now I want to cover the off-field banter. There was a lot of big talk during the Test series against Australia, mostly by Graeme Smith and Michael Clarke.