Two years ago, Kyle Abbott quit the Proteas in favour of a Kolpak contract. Two years later, Duanne Olivier did the same.
South African cricket is complicated and fragile and in desperate need of a period of consolidation. This must come under new leadership, comments Luke Alfred.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn has lamented former captain Graeme Smith’s withdrawal from contention for Cricket South Africa’s vacant director of cricket role.
Cricket South Africa and the Western Province Cricket Association had a positive meeting this week to put plans in place for a successful hosting of the iconic New Year Test match between the Proteas and England.
Australian cricketer David Warner admitted to ball-tampering during the 2017-18 Ashes series, according to former England captain Alastair Cook.
The Proteas have endured a taxing year – on and off the field.
For all the other ifs and buts weathered during the closing throes of Sunday’s tense World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, midwicket fielder Trent Boult’s mishap on the boundary can’t be overlooked.
India’s shambolic top-order performance in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand could have been substantially stronger, had captain Virat Kohli survived a veritable close shave.
Pakistan avoided a World Cup-ending defeat to Afghanistan but not after coming within a whisker of defeat as they needed 6 from 6 balls to win the match with only 3 wickets remaining. A close shave indeed …
A close shave if ever there was one as Carlos Brathwaite goes to a century and then comes inches away from a match-winning six against New Zealand.
Kane Williamson survived a close shave as Kagiso Rabada and David Miller combined with a calamitous error to miss a vital run-out.
A review that wasn’t. A nick that actually was. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson survived a close shave to go on and help the Black Caps to a vital win over the Proteas.
Batsman Chris Gayle and fast bowler were involved in a close shave during Thursday’s World Cup fixture between Australia and the West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
New Zealand successfully weathered a close shave – and avoided becoming Bangladesh’s second victim at the ongoing World Cup on Wednesday.
Jacques Kallis, widely recognised as South Africa’s greatest all-rounder, turned 41 on 16 Oct.