Aiden Markram’s incredible back-to-back centuries (followed by a quick-fire 85 on Friday) in the One-Day Cup have garnered him ringing endorsements on social media to make the Proteas World Cup squad, but SIMON LEWIS thinks it’s all a little bit premature.
The current Proteas side have a golden opportunity to win the Cricket World Cup in 2019, but it seems as if their batsmen are doing their best to throw it all away, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The masses are calling for Dale Benkenstein (a man with a magnificent cricketing pedigree) to be fired as Proteas’ batting coach, but SIMON LEWIS believes Benkenstein is not the man to shoulder the blame for the Proteas’ woes with the bat.
That classic ending to one of the Hollywood’s most iconic movies is filled with bitter irony for South African cricket fans confused by the sudden loss of in-form paceman Duanne Olivier, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Temba Bavuma has been the subject of unfounded criticism from the public in recent months, with calls ringing around social media for him to be dropped. SACricketmag.com editor SIMON LEWIS analysed the Proteas batsman’s performances and arrived at a stunning conclusion.
The Proteas’ opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram is, on paper, a solid partnership, with Elgar averaging 38.77 in Tests and Markram 43.80. However, their recent form has seen them box far below their potential, writes SIMON LEWIS.
When Tom Cruise was shouting ‘show me the money’ over the phone to Cuba Gooding Jr’s character in the movie Jerry Maguire, they could really have been yelling about runs and wickets, writes SIMON LEWIS.
SA Cricket magazine editor Simon Lewis will be one of six captains in the Highbury Highlanders’ six-person side (it’s hard to have a single leader in a group of editors!) for the annual Sporting Chance media day on Sunday 24 February 2019.
Losing to Sri Lanka in the first Test at Kingsmead is a dark day for South African cricket, but it offers the opportunity for a bright new top order, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Kusal Perera’s match-winning innings at Kingsmead was one of the great moments in Sri Lankan cricket as well as in the history of Test cricket, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas are well-placed to go 1-0 up in the series against Sri Lanka as they look to make inroads on India’s No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings … but this Test is far from over, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The Proteas side for the Kingsmead Test are certain to avoid the revolving door at the team hotel in order to protect their long tail, writes SIMON LEWIS.
The decision to rest Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis for the last two T20Is against Pakistan is an excellent piece of team leadership by the Proteas’ brains trust, writes SIMON LEWIS.
No-one saw the West Indies’ massive 381-run win over England in the first Test at Barbados coming, which is a testament to the intrigue and fascination of Test cricket, as well as the fighting spirit of the West Indies side, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Hashim Amla copped some flack for ‘slow scoring’ in the first ODI at St George’s Park, but Pakistan’s superb 317-6 at SuperSport Parks offers the ideal blueprint how to put a big score together, writes SIMON LEWIS.